Suspect in Towson rape arrested before for illegal gun possession
Suspect in Towson rape arrested before for illegal gun possession

Police arrested Quantze Davis after they say he raped three victims at gunpoint in the heart of Towson Thursday.

“This is a heinous crime. It’s atrocious, as a father I’m disgusted by what happened,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski.

Police say Davis ordered them onto their knees in an alley and threatened to kill them before raping all three of them at gunpoint

Police say Davis was prohibited from even being able to possess a firearm after he was arrested in 2021 in Anne Arundel County.

According to the police report, Davis was pulled over for speeding when police found he had an active warrant in Baltimore City for driving on a suspended license, and arrested him.

Police discovered a gun in his pocket and another loaded gun in his passenger seat which was stolen from Baltimore City where court documents say Davis currently resides.

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Davis was sentenced to three years with all but just ten days suspended putting him back out on the streets in less than two weeks.

We asked the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s office why he was given a sentence of 10 days and if it was fair?

A spokesperson tells us “In this case the defendant pleaded guilty to the top count in the Criminal Information, which was Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm. The sentencing guidelines recommended somewhere between straight probation (no jail time) to two years in prison. The State was asking for a number of years in prison with all but 30 days suspended. You would need to review the plea/sentencing transcript to see why the judge sentenced him to 10 days. Our Office has no comment on whether it was a fair sentence.”

Ultimately it was up to Judge Michael Wachs who handed down the ten day sentence.

“If you commit a crime in Baltimore County, Towson, anywhere we’re going to find you, we’re going to arrest you and we’re going to hold you fully accountable in partnership with Scott Shellenberger,” said Olszewski.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski says Davis will be held accountable

We asked how he can assure residents feel safe after several incidents in Towson in recent months including the January arrest of several juveniles after a disturbance near the Towson Circle.

Olszewski says residents shouldn’t worry.

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“I think it also presents a false narrative about the safety of Towson and Baltimore County. Looking at our crime statistics crime has been persistently flat, we’re down in most cases, that’s true in Towson, so we want to remind folks Towson and all of Baltimore County is a very safe place to live, work, and raise a family,” he said.

Meanwhile in Annapolis lawmakers are working to make sure those who commit crimes like Davis allegedly did are held accountable

Ivan Bates is pushing legislation to even the maximum sentence for misdemeanor gun offenses to five years for all offenders 18 and over.

It would still be up to the judges to hand down those sentences.

Republican lawmakers are also planning legislation targeting repeat violent offenders.

It’s likely the proposal would look similar to what former Governor Larry Hogan pushed for years with the violent firearms offender act.

Governor Wes Moore is now pledging to get the work done.

“The ability to get and keep violent offenders off of our streets, the ability to get and keep these illegal guns out of our neighborhoods, is something that has to be done cooperatively,” he said.

Davis is being held without bond and a preliminary hearing is set for March 3rd.

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