With help from the Carson City and Washoe County sheriff’s offices, Sparks Police arrested Joel Haddock, 23, who was hiding in a garage in Carson City. Haddock has been charged with kidnapping, accessory and false imprisonment. Also arrested was Haddock’s girlfriend, Sarah Calvello, 27, charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Police say the Haddock and several others kidnapped, handcuffed, beat and sexually assaulted a local woman for 19 hours at a home near Reed High School on the evening of July 5 and was kept there until early morning July 6.
Scott Casteel, 40, of Sparks was arrested the day after the incident. Arrested on Wednesday were Amanda Branson, 25, of Reno and Rebecah Carrara, 28, of Sparks.
On Sunday afternoon, the victim allegedly met Haddock, who said he would take her shopping. Haddock was a friend of Casteel and who allegedly took the victim against her will to the home on Beatty Circle.
Upon arrival, the victim was forced into the house where she was handcuffed. Police say that over the next 19 hours she was physically beaten and sexually assaulted numerous times by Casteel. The woman told police that during her captivity Casteel produced a handgun and threatened her with further violence if she told anyone.
Police say that Branson and Carrara were at the residence at the time of the beating and helped Casteel destroy evidence.
In the early morning hours of July 6, the woman eventually talked Casteel into letting her go and she contacted the police on later that day. Police said the victim had visible injuries consistent with being handcuffed, beaten and sexually assaulted. A warrant was then obtained for the residence and a vehicle on the property.
Due to Casteel’s past criminal history, the SWAT team served the warrant at the residence. Casteel attempted to leave the scene as SWAT arrived and was arrested after being stopped on his motorcycle. He was uncooperative with investigators and refused to talk, they said.
Physical evidence consistent with the victim’s story was located on scene. Evidence collected included blood, property belonging to the victim and the gun.