The Bureau of Indian Affairs Police arrested Kenneth Kaulay, 40, on unrelated charges, Monday. He was taken to the Lincoln County Detention Center where the Ruidoso Police served an arrest warrant on charges of criminal sexual penetration, kidnapping, attempted murder, armed robbery and stalking.
The Ruidoso Police Department received a call Sunday from the victim’s husband, who said his spouse had not returned home from work the previous night. According to the police, the victim was located by investigating officers in a vacant lot. She was badly battered and only semi-conscious.
Review of the surveillance video at the victim’s place of employment showed Kaulay following her out of the restaurant where she was taken to a field, sexually assaulted, robbed and stabbed.
The victim was taken to Lincoln County Medical Center and later flown to University Medical Center in El Paso, where she remains in critical, but stable condition.
Kaulay is being held on a $500,000 cash only bond.