Carjacker flees from police with teenagers in truck

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s a terrifying thought for any parent, their children kidnapped in front of their eyes. That’s what police said happened to one Albuquerque family in July.

Carlos Henry refused to pull over when an Albuquerque Police officer attempted to make a traffic stop. Henry crashed his car, fled on foot and carjacked a pickup truck at the 7-Eleven on Yale near Cesar Chavez.

Inside the truck, were two teenagers waiting for their dad and older brother to finish putting gas.

The older son told police he tried to grab Henry as he was jumping into the vehicle. However, he got away.

Henry then led police for miles throughout Albuquerque, weaving in-and-out of traffic, driving on the wrong side of the road and even crashing into a couple of APD patrol cars.

According to the criminal complaint, Henry let the teenagers hop out from the truck, just as he was getting onto I-25 at Cesar Chavez.

Police eventually put out spikes on the frontage road right under the Big I. Henry continued driving for a few more miles before an officer hit Henry’s truck from behind. The truck came to a stop and the suspect hopped out and ran from police for the second time.

It wasn’t too long before police captured Henry.

Henry was changed with multiple offenses including kidnapping, child abuse and assault on a peace officer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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