Oklahoma deputies nab primary suspect in a rape and kidnapping incident in N.C.


Kevin Schuster

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EL RENO, Okla. — A North Carolina man was arrested early Monday morning after deputies realized the man was driving a stolen vehicle.

Kevin Schuster, 27, was stopped just after midnight Monday morning by a Canadian County Sheriff’s Deputy. The deputy sheriff ran the North Carolina license plate of the car Schuster was driving, and realized the car had been registered as a stolen vehicle.

Reports say the deputy stopped Schuster westbound on Interstate 40 at Methodist Road and took him into custody.

Once he was in custody, authorities learned Schuster was wanted on felony charges in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as the primary suspect in a rape and kidnapping incident.

The 1997 Ford Crown Victoria Schuster was stopped in belonged to the victim, according to officials.

The car was reported stolen after Schuster allegedly assaulted the victim and took off.

“Schuster told my deputy that he was headed to the mountains, and was going to live off the land like a Mountain Man.  He had no winter clothes and was armed with two small knives, and a slingshot,” said Randall Edwards, Canadian County Sheriff.

Schuster was transported to the Canadian County Jail where he was charged with Unauthorized Use of A Motor Vehicle.  He is still in custody, waiting to be extradited back to North Carolina.

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