Blytheville man convicted of attempted rape, battery in 2016 incident

Blytheville man convicted of attempted rape, battery in 2016 incident

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A jury convicted a Blytheville man Monday in a 2016 battery and attempted rape.

Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said Duan Harris, 29, was convicted as a habitual offender.

Circuit Judge Brett Davis sentenced Harris to 50 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction, which is the maximum penalty, for the attempted rape charge. He was also sentenced to 12 years for the second-degree battery charge.

The sentences will be served consecutively.

Harris was also fined $25,000 for the crimes.

Harris was sentenced to 10 years in prison last year after a Craighead County jury convicted him of raping and beating a woman in her apartment in 2015.

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