Wood River Police have captured the suspect in a weekend sexual assault. Investigators believe 26-year-old Wardell M. Henderson of the 500 block of State Street in Wood River broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment Sunday morning while she slept. The alleged victim has an Order of Protection against Henderson.
The alleged incident happened at an apartment building in the first block of 2nd Street at about 8:45am. Henderson allegedly fled the scene once the woman began screaming. Some of her neighbors called 9-1-1 when they heard the screams. Henderson is charged with two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, and single counts of Aggravated Stalking and Home Invasion. Henderson was taken into custody Tuesday.