VISTA (CNS) - A parolee accused of abducting an acquaintance and forcing him to perform sex acts at gunpoint in a Carlsbad motel room pleaded not guilty Tuesday to aggravated kidnapping and false imprisonment charges.
Anthony Henderson, also known as Antoine Demond Henderson, was ordered held on $1 million bail.
Henderson, 44, of Chula Vista, was arrested last Thursday after the midday attack.
The 22-year-old alleged victim made a 911 call shortly before 11 a.m., telling a dispatcher he had managed to escape the lodge in the 700 block of Macadamia Drive when the assailant stepped out.
About 40 minutes later, a patrol sergeant spotted a man matching the description of the alleged assailant in a car heading south on Interstate 5, near Birmingham Drive, Lt. Chris Boyd said. Officers pulled over the vehicle and arrested Henderson, who was one of three occupants.
The nature of the prior relationship between the alleged victim, an Escondido resident, and Henderson was unclear, and police were unsure if the people with the suspect at the time of his arrest might also face charges in the case.
Henderson faces life in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Dan Owens.
Authorities asked the public Friday for help in identifying and tracking down a pair of thieves who have carried out a two-week series of bank robberies this month in the San Diego area.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
An unknown assailant jumped a woman Friday on a walking trail near Gillespie Field airport and choked her nearly into unconsciousness, fleeing when she managed to break free, authorities reported.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
San Diego County's unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent last month despite seasonal cutbacks in leisure and hospitality jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation on Friday held an awards ceremony to recognize the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep San Diegans safe.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
From a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities have seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of what they say is the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California.
Three officer-involved shootings over the past year, including the killing of a man who opened fire at a pool party at a La Jolla apartment complex, were legally justified, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday.