A 24-year-old Frederick man was arrested and charged with assault and a sex offense among other charges after he entered an occupied minivan stopped at a traffic signal, and eventually stole and drove off in the car after the victim was able to exit, according to the Frederick Police Department.

At 7:54 p.m. on Monday, Frederick Police Department officers responded to a disturbance at 1001 West Patrick St. Dispatchers gathered information from several callers who reported that Kory Alexander Muse entered the minivan through the passenger door and put the victim in a headlock, according to a press release from Frederick Police.

The victim drove a short distance while attempting to break free from the suspect, according to the release. The victim said the suspect exposed his genitals and attempted to force her head toward his lap, Frederick Police said in a press release. She stopped in the lot at 1001 West Patrick St. and was able to exit the vehicle. The victim and witnesses provided a description that eventually led them to Muse, the release said.

Additional witnesses told officers they saw Muse drive the minivan west on West Patrick Street, the release said. It made an abrupt left turn though the median, traveled across the eastbound lanes, and crashed into the wooded area on the south side of the 1000 block. Officers located the stolen minivan unoccupied and began checking the area for the suspect, the release said.

Frederick Police later received additional calls about another disturbance in the first block of Hillcrest Drive, the release said. Callers said a man matching Muse’s description was chasing two women in that area, the release said. Officers located and detained Muse. A witness positively identified Muse as the same person who had stolen the minivan, and officers placed him under arrest.

Muse is charged with the following crimes:

  • Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking;
  • 2nd Degree Assault;
  • False Imprisonment;
  • Attempted Sex Offense – 4th Degree;
  • Indecent Exposure.

He is currently held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

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Allen Etzler is a city editor at the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at aetzler@newspost.com.

(6) comments

dancing donna

Why is his photo not shown at the top of this article? Would it not be a smart idea for locals to know who this is as he will be let out again. There should not be a phrase in the USA, or anywhere, as "career criminals", but it is. Yes, I am thankful the FPD found him and he is no longer looking to hurt people. However, our system is broken and the criminals know they can get away with almost anything. So, we have repeat criminals and we have a country that has to always question when they leave their home. The justice system needs an overhaul and start placing more severe penalties on convicted criminals and stop releasing them due to overcrowding, etc. The prisons are overcrowded bc we lack effective drug rehab or any rehab for that matter. I am surprised he was not released on bail really. What has become of us humans? We need to find our purpose in the life bc If we don't we are lost souls. God is the only answer.


Unfortunately, it seems that Mr. Muse has developed quite the "resume" in his 24 years, going back to 2014 for armed robbery when he was 17. That record includes armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, assault, and many others (38 in all including this last episode). What happened to this kid to make him want to take the path of a "career criminal"? Was there a juvenile record that could have predicted such behavior?

dancing donna

This description makes him appear a victim. 38 convictions makes it clear that the justice system does nothing to help criminals stop criminalizing. We, the people, should be very concerned that the justice system is no longer providing what it stands for.


As soon as I enter a vehicle, I LOCK THE DOORS and put on the seatbelt.


Good work FCPD!


Agreed! And, looking at his record, I have to wonder why this thug was even free to commit more crimes? He should have been put away sometime ago.

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