An Indian Head man arrested last month in connection with an attack on an ex-girlfriend was indicted Monday by a Charles County grand jury.
Robert Anthony Carroll, 32, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, rape, false imprisonment, assault and burglary.
According to charging documents filed in court, Carroll is accused of kicking down the door of the woman's house in Waldorf on May 31 and then attacking her.
After entering the residence, the charges allege, Carroll throttled the victim and punched her in the face.
When she tried to flee, Carroll caught her outside in the yard and dragged her back into the house, where the rape occurred, according to the documents.
The woman tried to escape once more, according to the charging documents, but as she was about to get into her car, Carroll grabbed her by the throat and punched her in the head.
As the struggle continued inside the house, Carroll pulled out a gun and threatened to kill the woman, according to the court filings.
Ultimately, the victim made it to her car and drove away. When she contacted the police, her face and jaw were so swollen that she had difficulty speaking, the documents said.
Carroll and the victim had been involved in a relationship that ended approximately six months ago, according to the court file. Since then the woman has repeatedly told Carroll to stay away from her home and workplace and to stop calling her, according to the documents.
Carroll does not yet have an attorney. His initial court appearance on the indictment is scheduled for July 22.
Staff researcher Bobbye Pratt contributed to this report.