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67-year-old woman raped, beaten in store parking lot
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67-year-old woman raped, beaten in store parking lot


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Police have a Malvern man in custody for allegedly raping a 67-year-old Hot Springs woman.

Cpl. McCrary Means with the Hot Springs Police Dept. released an arrest report that states Larry Lavelle Jones, 36, is facing charges of rape, second degree battery, and robbery.

In the report, it states on Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. an employee of the Dillard's at 4501 Central Ave. ran up to an off-duty police officer working in the store saying the woman, who the officer was familiar with, was being attacked in the parking lot.

The officer says he ran out to the parking lot to the victim's car where he saw a man, identified as Jones, walking away. The officer states in the report Jones was sweating profusely with blood on his arm. He was immediately taken into custody.

The victim was found in her car in a state of undress with several injuries to her face and torso. Not far from the victim's car was Jones' truck where the officer says he found the victim's purse in the driver's seat.

Jones is still being held in the Garland County Jail.


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