Ryan Gregory Hollebon mugshot

Maryland woman killed after brutal domestic dispute

by Leigh Egan

A Crofton, Maryland, woman was killed last night in what police say was an incident of a domestic dispute that got out of control.

The Capital Gazette reports that Ryan Gregory Hollebon, 38, was arrested on Monday in connection with the death of Jhalandia Elaine Butler, 28. The victim was found dead in her home off of Carry Place.

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According to Anne Arundel County police, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call, and when they arrived, they found Butler dead. Hollebon, her boyfriend, fled the home before police arrived. They search the vicinity with no luck, but later found him in a home off of East Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore City.

Authorities haven’t released the official cause of death yet, but Hollebon was charged with  first- and second-degree murder. According to neighbors, the couple had a long history of loud arguments. On the day of the murder, next-door neighbor, Taylor Bond, said he heard Butler scream so loudly that she had her son’s father go check on things.

“My son’s father went knocking on the door, and he didn’t get a response.”

Court records indicate that Hollebon has a criminal record involving violence. He was already facing a current domestic charge, and had a prior first-degree assault charge that was thrown out when he took a plea deal. In 2014, he was convicted of possession of controlled dangerous substances.

Authorities said the crime is still being investigated. Anyone with additional information should call the Anne Arundel Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.

[Feature Photo: Anne Arundel PD]

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