Multi-agency investigation leads to rape arrest - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Multi-agency investigation leads to rape arrest

Kenneth Thomas (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office) Kenneth Thomas (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)
TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) -

Poinsett County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Trumann man suspected of raping two children.

Sheriff Kevin Molder stated in a news release Friday that a local therapist notified his office on Thursday of statements made by two juveniles involving potential sexual misconduct with an adult.

Detectives with the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office, along with an investigator from the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children and representatives from DHS, investigated the claims.

Based on the information gathered, investigators identified and arrested 40-year-old Kenneth Thomas on suspicion of two counts of rape.

He’s being held at the detention center on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

Sheriff Molder said more charges are expected.

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Police department sees increase in drugged driving

    Police department sees increase in drugged driving

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:23:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    But one area police department is seeing a major increase in another kind of drugged driving.

    But one area police department is seeing a major increase in another kind of drugged driving.

  • ASU-Beebe names new chancellor

    ASU-Beebe names new chancellor

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:23:58 GMT
    Dr. Jennifer Methvin (Source: Arkansas State University-Beebe)Dr. Jennifer Methvin (Source: Arkansas State University-Beebe)
    Dr. Jennifer Methvin (Source: Arkansas State University-Beebe)Dr. Jennifer Methvin (Source: Arkansas State University-Beebe)

    Arkansas State University System President Dr. Charles L. Welch announced Friday the selection of Dr. Jennifer Methvin as the new chancellor of ASU-Beebe.

    Arkansas State University System President Dr. Charles L. Welch announced Friday the selection of Dr. Jennifer Methvin as the new chancellor of ASU-Beebe.

  • Police: Woman arrested after driving gunman to 2 shootings

    Police: Woman arrested after driving gunman to 2 shootings

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:20:53 GMT
    Kyiesha Wonsley (Source: Forrest City Police Dept.)Kyiesha Wonsley (Source: Forrest City Police Dept.)
    Kyiesha Wonsley (Source: Forrest City Police Dept.)Kyiesha Wonsley (Source: Forrest City Police Dept.)

    A woman is accused of being an accomplice to attempted murder after police say she was behind the wheel when a gunman opened fire on a man twice.

    A woman is accused of being an accomplice to attempted murder after police say she was behind the wheel when a gunman opened fire on a man twice.

Powered by Frankly