A man charged with the September kidnapping of a 4-year-old girl from her Derwood home was ordered held without bail yesterday by a Montgomery County judge.
William Allen Oden, 21, who is charged with first-degree burglary and the kidnapping of a child under 16, was arrested March 3 in Missouri, where he was living and working under a different name, according to Kristen Bender, the Montgomery County assistant state's attorney handling the case.
District Court Judge Thomas L. Craven agreed to Bender's request that no bond be set in the case.
According to the charging documents, the parents and their daughter were asleep in the family's master bedroom when the mother was awakened by a noise, saw a shadowy figure from behind and then realized that her daughter was not in her bed.
The parents found that a first-floor window they had locked before retiring was open. They found the girl crying outside not far from their house on Sabrina Terrace. In her bed, they found the child's sweat pants and a knife.
Police traced the knife to the home of a neighbor who had been having a party that night, which Oden had attended and left early, according to the documents.
In Missouri, Oden had been working in a pizza restaurant, Bender said. Oden used a cousin's Social Security card and birth certificate to obtain a Missouri driver's license. Oden unsuccessfully fought his extradition to Maryland, Bender said.
The burglary charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, and the kidnapping charge could bring as many as 30 years. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for July 2 in Rockville. Bender said burglary charges against Oden are pending in Anne Arundel County, where he allegedly broke into a home and was found in a child's bedroom.