Update: Assault Suspect Arrested And Transported Back To Lawrence County

According to Sheriff Jody Dotson, a Bench Warrant was issued by the  Prosecutors Office for Jimmie Lynn Walker, DOB 12/17/1937. Walker is accused of  beating a female companion while camping at Lake Charles State Park in  September. Lawrence County Investigators were notified of a female that was  taken to White River Medical Center after an automobile accident that occurred  on Hwy 25 just outside of Lynn. Officials at the hospital noticed wounds that  were not consistent with the accident, the female then allegedly told  Independence County Sheriff’s Investigators that she had been beaten while  staying in the state park.
The female victim (name not released at this time) was later  transferred to St. Bernard’s Medical Center after her condition worsened and is  still in the hospital in serious condition. Investigators used the information  to obtain a warrant today, the Cleburne County Sheriffs Office was asked to make  contact with the suspect at his address. Within minutes Jimmie Lynn Walker was  arrested and held. Sheriff Dotson traveled to Heber Springs and Walker was  returned to Lawrence County where he is now incarcerated in the Lawrence County  Jail awaiting a bond hearing.
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At 12:27 pm on Wednesday,  the Lawrence County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a wreck on Hwy 25  with injuries. The Lynn Fire Department, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office,  Arkansas State Police and AET Ambulance were all notified.

Officers arrived in the  area of Old Lebanon Cemetery on Hwy 25 to find an overturned trailer and a  3-wheeled motorcycle overturned in the ditch, officers then learned that the  motor home that had been pulling the trailer was located south of Lynn at a  residence approximately 4 to 5 miles from the initial scene.

The driver of the  motor home was flown to Methodist Hospital in Jonesboro, suffering from seizures  and chest pains. A Female passenger was transported to White River Medical  Center in Batesville with what was described as non-life threatening injuries.  According to reports, the female passenger was in the bedroom of the motor home  when the accident occurred.

The motor home had left  Lake Charles State Park, as it traveled around the curve south of Old Lebanon  Cemetery, the vehicle ran off the right shoulder of the road striking a highway  sign before reentering the highway, at that time the trailer that was hauling  the motorcycle became disconnected from the motor home, flipping the trailer and  losing it’s cargo. For unknown reasons, the driver did not stop and continued  for several miles before stopping the damaged RV.

The accident was  investigated by the Arkansas State Police.

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 motor home 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.