Woman Involved In Wreck On Hwy 25 Now Claiming She Was Assaulted

Investigators from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s CID along with Independence County Investigators assistance are looking into a possible assault that allegedly took place on Tuesday September 17th.

A victim in an accident on Hwy 25 Wednesday was transported to White River Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, once at the hospital doctors and nurses discovered bruises and injuries not consistent with the accident. The victim was questioned and told the staff that while staying at Lake Charles State Park she was beaten by her male companion.

The hospital then notified the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation was started. According to hospital staff, the female confirmed to doctors that she had indeed been assaulted while staying in the motorhome at the park. Investigators from Lawrence County contacted investigators from Independence County for assistance with victim photos.

According to reports, the victim has since been transported from White River Medical Center to Jonesboro for further treatment of her injuries. The investigation is still ongoing, names of the suspect and victim have not been released by Sheriff Dotson at this time.

For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, visit www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com .