Man accused of raping woman for 3 days busted after victim escapes while he was asleep

A North Carolina man accused of kidnapping and then sexually assaulting a woman for three days was arrested Friday after the victim escaped and called 911, authorities said.

Reshod Henderson, 46, was on the way to jail Friday afternoon following a manhunt in the Asheville area, according to police. He was expected to be charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree sex offense, second-degree rape and sexual servitude.

Police said the woman’s three-day ordeal came to an end Thursday when she managed to escape while her captor was sleeping. Her relationship to the suspect was not immediately clear.

This is at least the third time the Asheville Police Department arrested Henderson on felony charges in just eight months.

Reshod Henderson
Reshod Henderson (Asheville Police Department)

In September, he was accused of kidnapping, choking and beating a woman but evaded arrest for about three weeks. He was arrested again while out on bond in December and charged with additional crimes, including robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The suspect’s criminal record also includes convictions for assault, threatening, trespassing and drug possession, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Henderson was out on bond, again, when the latest attack took place.

Asheville police did not immediately release details about the latest arrest.