Deputies begin process of extradition to bring Eric Kent back to Region 8

Eric Kent (Source: Greene County Sheriff's Department)
Eric Kent (Source: Greene County Sheriff's Department)

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR(KAIT) – The man who led police on a 2 day manhunt should return to Region8 the week of February 18th-24th.

Police say Eric Kentwas captured in Cape Girardeau Wednesday night after leaving his father's homein Cape Girardeau.

Craighead CountyInvestigator Justin Rolland tells Region 8 News that Eric Kent was arrestedalong with Kent's father and a female passenger in Cape Girardeau.

We're told there was a chase with police before theywere arrested.

Investigator Rollandsays they've begun the extradition process and hope to have Kent back in Region8 next week.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Office, Greene CountySheriff's Department and Arkansas State Police searched for Eric Kent whowas wanted in a domestic incident Wednesday morning out of Greene County.

On day 1 of the search, a K9 unit was used to trackthe suspect and located a chrome plated pistol in a wooded area off Highway 358on the Craighead and Greene County line.

Arkansas State Police also searched by helicopterWednesday night. 

Craighead County Sheriff's deputies were the north Jonesboro area Thursdayafternoon, but didn't want to give exact locations for fear that Kent could befollowing their movements online.

Region 8 News has obtained the incident report frompolice involving Kent and the suspected domestic assault of a woman. According to Jonesboro police, the victim of the domestic incident wasseen walking into the garage of a Jonesboro home on Wednesday morning.

The witness told police the victim was "coveredin blood" and that both of her eyes were blackened.  Police arrivedat the scene and discovered the victim, who had since left the garage.

The victim told police that around 11 p.m. Tuesday shewas stopped by her boyfriend Eric Kent on a county road around Brookland. She told police Kent hit her and forced her into his 1990 tan Jeep Cherokee.According to the woman's statement, Kent was upset that she was at her ex'shome earlier in the day.

The victim claims Kent repeatedly hit her whiledriving.  Sometime later Kent pulled into a gas station on StadiumBoulevard where the woman told police she managed to escape.

Region 8 News willcontinue to track this story and bring you any new details as soon as theybecome available.

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