Antioch man arrested for kidnapping and sexual assault of an Antioch woman
On Monday, August 5, 2013 at approximately 2:30 PM, the female victim was abducted at gunpoint by the suspect (later identified as 43-year-old Antioch resident Kevin Harvey) from the parking lot of the K-Mart department store at 3625 E. 18th Street in Antioch. The suspect then forced the victim to drive to various locations around the city of Antioch where she was sexually assaulted by him. The victim was ultimately able to escape from the suspect and run to a nearby residence where she summoned police. During the subsequent investigation, information was gathered pointing towards Kevin Harvey (a sex registrant) as the suspect.
The following day, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 3:40 PM, Harvey was involved in a weapon (handgun) brandishing incident at the Somersville Towne Center in Antioch. Antioch Patrol Officers responded and were able to capture Harvey as he tried to flee from them on foot. The pistol that Harvey used in the earlier kidnapping and sexual assault case was located with Harvey, as well. Harvey was later positively identified as the kidnapping/sexual assault suspect and questioned in that incident.
Additional evidence was gathered, also linking Harvey to that case. Harvey is currently in custody at the Contra Costa County Detention Facility in Martinez on multiple felony charges. This case is currently being prepared for criminal filing with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Joannides with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6931. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.
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