UPDATE: Trolley Trail serial assault suspect released on bail a second time
BY REBECCA BENNETT — Updated at 10:52 p.m. A suspect charged with two — in what police believe are a related string of — sexual assaults on Trolley Trail between Riverdale Park and the City of Hyattsville has been released from jail after posting bail shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
According to Lt. Andrew Powell of the Riverdale Park Police Department (RPPD), Joshua Charles Price turned himself into police on Monday, Aug. 3 at approximately 5 p.m. This after three days of negotiating with investigators, Powell said. Court records show he was being held on $5,000 bond.
Price is now charged for second degree assault and a fourth degree sex offense for a June 4 attack, court records show. RPPD previously said a woman was walking along the trail with a baby in a carrier between Madison Street and Queensbury Road June 4 when a man walked towards the victim pretending to look for his wallet or cell phone. As she walked past him, the man grabbed her buttocks and ran away, according to police.
The suspect was arrested and posted bail last week, court documents show, after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman along the trail near Oliver Street on July 27. The victim of the indecent exposure had previously encountered the suspect during a June 8 attack on the trail, according to charging documents.
Authorities said they went back and interviewed victims of recent sexual assaults on the trail, which lead to the issuing of an arrest warrant on July 29.
Price is due in court on Aug. 28 for the charges of indecent exposure, second degree assault and the fourth degree sexual offense.
Anyone with information about the recent assaults along the Trolley Trail should contact Lt. Powell at 443.790.5365.