Elderly Arkansas Woman Beaten and Raped in Store Parking Lot
Police have arrested a Malvern Arkansas man in connection with the beating and rape of a 67-year-old Hot Springs woman in a Dillard's parking lot.
In a report from the Hot Springs Police Department, 36-year-old Larry Levelle Jones is facing charges of Rape, Second Degree Battery, and Robbery in connection with the crime.
The report states that a Dillard's employee ran to an off-duty police officer that works in the store and reported that a woman was being attacked in the parking lot. The officer ran to the victim's car where he made contact with Jones who was walking away. The officer stated in his report that Jones was sweating profusely, and had blood on his arm. Jones was placed in custody immediately.
The victim was found in a state of undress inside her car. She had injuries to her face and torso. Jones' truck was nearby the victims car, and her purse was found in the driver's seat of Jones vehicle.
Jones is being held in the Garland County Jail.