Part-time Tuckerman police officer charged with rape

Steven Slagley (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)
Steven Slagley (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

TUCKERMAN, AR (KAIT) – A part-time Tuckerman police officer isfacing rape charges following an investigation by Arkansas State Police.

On Tuesday, Steven Slagley was arrested and charged with rape and second degreesexual assault.

According to information from Arkansas State Police Lt. BrantTosh, Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce asked state police to investigateallegations of sexual assault committed by Slagley. The prosecutor receivedinformation about the allegations from Tuckerman Police Chief Jonathon Tubbs.

An affidavit released by the Jackson County Circuit Court statesSlagley is a part-time officer for the Tuckerman Police Department and themanager of the River View Apartment Complex in Tuckerman.

A state police investigator spoke with one of the victims inSeptember who accused Slagley of rape. She told the officer that she moved intothe River View Apartments on August 2. On August 27, the woman told theinvestigator Slagley came to her apartment to bring her some cleaning supplies.

During the meeting the woman said Slagley kissed her while heshook her hand. He then pulled her into a bedroom, pulled her pants down andraped her, according to statements in the affidavit.

In September, Slagley told the investigator he had consensual sexon August 27 with the woman in her apartment.

The investigator also met with another woman who said Slagleyforced her into the bedroom of a different apartment. On that occasion, whichhappened days prior to the August 27 incident, the woman told police Slagleyrubbed "his crotch against her buttocks". The woman said she was ableto lock herself in the bedroom and Slagley let himself out.

Slagley is being held at the Jackson County Detention Center. Hisbond has been set at $25,000.

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