Captain Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of Eric Heath Blackwell of Walnut Ridge for Rape, Terroristic Threatening and Theft Of Property.

The arrest came after an adult female reported she had been forced by Blackwell to perform oral sex on November 8th. Blackwell then removed the female’s clothes and digitally penetrated her. Blackwell threatened the female by telling her he would “break her neck” if she did not do as he said. Blackwell then took the victims car. The female was then able to get to a phone and call 911.

Deputies responded and gathered information about the incident. The vehicle was listed as stolen and has still not been recovered. Deputies searched for Blackwell but were unable to locate him.

Information gathered was presented and a warrant was issued. Blackwell was found hiding at a residence in Hoxie where he was arrested trying to crawl out a back window.

Bond was set at $500,000.00 and a Circuit Court date of November 17th was set.

The missing vehicle is a brown Toyota Camry, license number 336 LCI. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department ask for you to contact them if you know the where abouts of this vehicle.