Police arrest serial sex assault suspect accused of assaulting women at gunpoint

Brandon J. Carter, 28, was booked into Harris County Jail on Feb. 12, 2020, after he was accused of being a serial sexual assaulter. (Image from Houston Police Department) (KPRC)

HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department said they arrested a suspected serial rapist with ties to the Greenspoint area at a Spring apartment complex Wednesday morning.

The arrest of 28-year-old Brandon Jay Carter comes after a press conference Tuesday where officers asked for the public’s help in finding him. Police said Carter will be charged in connection with three cases. Police said he was arrested without incident.

At a press conference Tuesday, police said Carter is very methodical about not leaving evidence at the crime scenes. Investigators believe he stalked his victims for a while before attacking them.

“He’s very brutal to his victims. He uses a pistol, covers their eyes in different methods and uses ties to bound them during the sexual assault,” said HPD Investigator Reagan Daniel.

In January, Carter caught one victim coming out of her apartment while she was leaving for work in the 300 block of Benmar, Daniel said. Carter held the woman at gunpoint, made her cover her head, sexually assaulted her, took her property and used her debit card, which is where police got the lead, Daniel said. Carter is expected to be charged on credit card abuse and sexual assault in this case.

“He made a mistake and we caught it," said Daniel.

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In April 2019, Carter was found by a woman’s brother sitting on the stairs at an apartment complex in the 9900 block of Richmond, Daniel said. The woman’s brother called the police and Carter was taken into custody for traffic tickets, officers said. During the investigation, police said they found a bag of goggles, a BB gun, and other equipment that would later be linked to the sexual assaults. Police said they were unable to hold Carter because carrying those items isn’t a criminal act.

Carter was tied to another assault in July 2019 in 13000 block of Northborough, police said. The victim was woken up, blindfolded and police say Carter zip-tied her hands. After not finding any money, officials said Carter sexually assaulted the victim.

Police are asking other possible victims to come forward.

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