Man Arrested for Rape at the Red Roof Inn
A little before 2 a.m. on Saturday, Arcata Police responded to a report of a rape at the Red Roof Inn. A woman reported that she had been assaulted by a Riley Gordon Kiesel age 32 from Mendocino County.
“They were acquaintances,” explained Sgt. Keith Altizer of the APD. “It wasn’t strangers.” The man, he said, allegedly assaulted the woman in a motel room at approximately 1:30 a.m. At this time, Altizer would not divulge how the woman managed to get out of the room and contact law enforcement. He said the incident was under investigation.Kiesel was not allowed bail as he was on parole for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
In a 2013 article by the Anderson Valley Advertiser, Kiesel was reported to have stabbed a man. According to the Anderson Valley Advertiser, “Before the stabbing, Kiesel had a record of local arrests going back to 2004, which include charges of carrying concealed weapons, drunk in public and marijuana-related offenses.”
Then in February 2013, Kiesel was arrested on multiple charges after fleeing Arcata Police.
In early 2015, Kiesel fled as the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant from Humboldt County. A manhunt ensued. Eventually, he was arrested without incident.
Apparently, he was released.