Police are on the lookout for a 24-year-old man who allegedly assaulted and kidnapped a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge earlier this week.
The incident unfolded Monday evening when police say Rickley Joshua Senning assaulted the woman, then stole her car and crashed it near a supermarket on Darnestown Road in Germantown.
The 53-year-old woman was able to get away by jumping out of the car and running to a nearby store for help.
Sources tell News4 Senning was hospitalized after the incident, but discharged before police got to him to make an arrest. The victim, sources say, is Audrey Creighton, a circuit court judge.
Court records show Creighton had served as Senning's public defender in a trespassing case when he was 19.
Creighton filed a protective order against Senning Tuesday, saying he lived with her in her Montgomery County home in the summer of 2013 and for a brief period in early May. Creighton wrote Senning had grabbed her head and yanked her during an argument.
Creighton hasn't responded to News4's calls for comment.