SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - Four people have been arrested after a rape victim told police she was held and threatened with a pistol, kidnapped by a man and burned, while another victim told police that the same man pulled up to her and threw her in a car before raping her, Searcy police said Thursday.
Tyrone Harris of Searcy was arrested by Searcy police in connection with both cases. Police also arrested Quiwana Shaw, Jamie Swan and Kassandra Raines-Carlos after an investigation.
According to a media release, the first victim told Searcy police Aug. 3 that Harris had held her against her will, while threatening her with a pistol.
"During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the victim was kidnapped by Harris and taken to an address on West Center where she was raped and not allowed to leave," Lt. Steve Hernandez said in the release.
Police believe Shaw helped Harris in keeping the victim at the house on West Center.
"While at this residence, Shaw and Harris beat the victim as well. The victim was taken to another residence on West Vine where Harris raped the victim again," Hernandez said.
Police also believe Swan helped Harris keep the woman at the house on West Vine.
"During this time, Swan used a clothing iron to burn the victim. The victim was eventually able to escape the residence through a window," Hernandez said.
In that case, Harris was arrested on suspicion of second-degree battery, felon in possession of a firearm, terroristic threatening, aggravated assault, kidnapping, and rape. Shaw and Swan were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and third-degree battery.
In the second case, a victim said that in early August, Harris pulled up to her and threw her into a car and took her to a residence on West Vine Street, Hernandez said.
According to police, Raines-Carlos was driving the vehicle.
"While at the residence, Harris beat the victim with a shotgun before raping her and threatening to kill her," Hernandez said. "Raines-Carlos assisted Harris with the beating of this victim," Hernandez said.
In the second case, Harris was arrested on suspicion of second-degree battery, felon in possession of a firearm, terroristic threatening, aggravated assault, kidnapping and rape. Raines-Carlos was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, second-degree battery and terroristic threatening.