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Kidnap, Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested by CPD

Carlsbad CA— On October 20, the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call at a motel in the 700 block of Macadamia Drive. The call was made from a victim who claimed to have been kidnapped in Escondido.

The 911 dispatcher obtained suspect information from the victim as officers responded. Sgt. Christie Calderwood observed a vehicle traveling southbound on I-5 away from the area with a suspect who matched the description provided by the victim. A felony vehicle stop was conducted on the freeway near Birmingham Drive, with assistance from San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies. Three occupants of the vehicle were detained.

The resulting investigation determined that one of the vehicle’s occupants was the suspect responsible for the kidnapping. It was also learned that the suspect, 44-year-old Chula Vista resident Anthony Henderson, had allegedly forced the victim, a 22-year-old male resident of Escondido, to perform sex acts at gunpoint while inside the motel room. When the suspect left the motel room, the victim escaped and called 9-1-1.

A handgun and other evidence was recovered inside the room where the victim had been held against his will and assaulted.

Henderson was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on multiple felony counts, including kidnapping, forced oral copulation, and a no-bail felony warrant for violation of parole.