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Suspect Charged in Vi Ripken Attempted Carjacking

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Jesse A. Bowen
Jesse A. Bowen

So far, justice moved swiftly after Vi Ripken’s attempted carjacking on Tuesday. Of course it helped that the incident took place in view of an ATM camera and that the suspect had had a run-in with Aberdeen Police a week before.

Jesse A. Bowen, 33, of Havre de Grace has been charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted armed car jacking, possessing a dangerous weapon, and first degree assault, as well as “several controlled substance related charges.”

Bowen now sits in the Harford County Detention Center, where he is being held without bail.

Cal Ripken Calling for More Help in Solving Mother Vi’s Mysterious Kidnapping

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Cal Ripken and his mother at his 2001 retirement ceremony in Baltimore.
Cal Ripken and his mother at his 2001 retirement ceremony in Baltimore.

It is now more than year ago that Vi Ripken, mother of baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr., was abducted at gunpoint in Aberdeen, robbed of her credit cards, driven around in her own car for a day, and eventually left with her hands bound in the backseat. And despite widely distributed surveillance footage of the suspect, the police still have nothing.

So Cal will be addressing the media this morning both to “answer questions regarding the abduction” and to call on the public to offer any information they might have about the kidnapper. And he will be joined by Aberdeen police, the FBI, and even John Walsh, who used to host America’s Most Wanted.

Aberdeen Police Are Still Chasing Down Suspect in Vi Ripken Kidnapping

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Despite releasing several likenesses of the suspect — including this police sketch, and a Walmart surveillance video — as well as having “a lot of leads,” Vi Ripken’s armed kidnapper, who abducted the celebrity mother from her Aberdeen home nearly a month ago, is still at large.

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