Sacramento, CA | After eluding deputies, K9 and a CHP helicopter Saturday morning, deputies apprehend the suspect in the afternoon.
A suspect SSD had been attempting to apprehend all day in the south area was apprehended Saturday afternoon.
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The suspect was later identified as Renell Thorpe and is being held on $1.6 million bail and charged with kidnap to commit another crime, Oral copulation by force, penetration by foreign object, assault with intent to commit rape, false imprisonment, first degree robbery, and violation of parole. Thorpe has an extensive criminal resume in Sacramento dating back to 1998 according to county records.
Witnesses from the search location earlier in the day, several blocks away from where the suspect was apprehended later, stated that the suspect (which they positively ID’ed from our video footage) came running past them with female clothes, including skirts and bras, makeup and other items in his arms. They stated he was going door to door and was dropping bras and makeup as he passed them.
The witnesses stated that at that time the suspect was wearing a “wife beater” shirt and a long black skirt.
Visit the scene and hear from a girl who witnessed the suspect earlier in the day
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