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Maryland State Police News Release

Maryland State Police Arrest Caroline CO. Man For False Imprisonment

(EASTON, Md.) – Maryland State Police arrested a Caroline County man who is charged with holding a woman against her will for multiple days.

The suspect, Henry James Kulesza, 57, of Federalsburg, is charged with false imprisonment, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, public intoxication and possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure. He is being held without bond at the Caroline County Detention Center.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, troopers from the Easton Barrack received a phone call from a women who reported that Kulesza held her against her will for two days and assaulted her. According to investigators, the victim was able to escape from the residence on the 7000 block of Reliance Road after the suspect fell asleep.

The victim told investigators that Kulesza threatened her with a chainsaw. However, Kulesza had fled the scene before troopers arrived.

At approximately 1:50 p.m., the victim told trooper that Kulesza returned to the residence, but fled before troopers arrived. Kulesza was located and he surrendered shortly thereafter without incident.

Through the course of the investigation, it was learned that Kulesza was a fugitive from Virginia for weapons charges. Virginia authorities are requesting extradition in this case.

The investigation is ongoing.

CONTACT: Sgt. DaVaughn Parker, Office of Media Communications, 410-653-4236


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