An Oklahoma City man apprehended by K9s on Monday was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on nine complaints, including rape in the first-degree, kidnapping and eluding police.
An ex-girlfriend accused Jordell Henderson, 34, of raping her at a hotel prior to a police chase and manhunt.
The rape investigation started at a hotel near Interstate 40 and South Meridian Avenue. The victim told police Henderson and several friends came to her room.
The victim said Henderson overstayed his welcome after her friends left the room.
“That’s when he sexually assaulted her inside that room,” said Sgt. Megan Morgan, Oklahoma City Police Department. “He had a machete he was armed with and cut the victim’s hair with the machete and refused to leave the room.”
Henderson took off before Oklahoma City officers responded to the victim's 911 call but they knew what kind of car he was driving. The suspect vehicle was a maroon car and was located by officers not far from the hotel.
“Officers attempted to stop that car, but the suspect took off initiating a pursuit,” said Morgan.
The high-speed pursuit led officers to Mustang but they lost sight of Henderson.
Mustang police found the car abandoned in Dale Dixon's driveway. Dixon said he had no idea what was going on.
“I didn’t have a thought,” said Dale Dixon, witness. “Just 'what the hell are they doing here? I didn’t know that car was in the driveway.'”
He was shocked to see officers with guns drawn at his front door.
“They wanted to come in and look around,” said Dixon. “(They) thought he was here. I said, 'no, he ain’t here, but you’re welcome to look.'”
Police searched for Henderson from the air and the ground with K9s for several hours. He was eventually sniffed out in a thick, wooded area near Highway 152 and Sara Road and taken into custody.
“I’m proud they got him,” said Dixon.
Henderson is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday where a judge will set his bond.