EASTON — A Tilghman man accused of raping a woman in June was served a warrant for a probation violation in an unrelated case that involved his fleeing the scene of a car crash in June 2019.
Tanner Dixon Barrow, 27, had been serving a 12-month supervised probation when he was arrested Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in connection with a reported rape in Tilghman.
A woman who reportedly knew Barrow and had been at a friend’s house with him when the alleged rape occurred told police she awoke on a couch early Tuesday, June 16, to Barrow on top of her, strangling and raping her, police records stated.
Responding officers reported observing a “faint red mark” on the woman’s neck that were “consistent with what she had stated” about the incident.
Barrow was arrested on Poplar Island the day after the alleged rape and charged with first- and second-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sex offense, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
A judge ordered Barrow held without bond on June 18. He remains held at the Talbot County Detention Center.
Barrow’s arrest last month resulted in a violation of his year-long probation, which began Oct. 21, 2019, and stemmed from his perpetrating a hit-and-run in June 2019 in Tilghman. Barrow pleaded guilty to the charge and served 30 days in jail on top of the probation, court documents show.
Barrow now has three pending cases against him, including one involving felony rape charges, one involving drunk driving charges and an alleged arson threat toward a police officer from June 2019, and the third being the probation violation, court records show.
According to Christine DuFour, an attorney for Barrow, Barrow has accepted a plea deal in the arson case in which the prosecution agreed to drop the arson charge against him. He will still face drinking and driving charges stemming from the same 2019 incident.
A preliminary hearing in the rape case against Barrow is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 13, at the Talbot County District Court.
Barrow also is expected to appear in court for a probation violation hearing at 1:15 on Oct. 28, and a plea hearing in the arson case against him at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4, according to court records.