Batesville Woman Kidnapped

BATESVILLE, AR - The Independence County Sheriff's Department is on the lookout this morning for a man who allegedly kidnapped a Batesville woman.

Police say 21-year-old Stacey Easter was allegedly taken by force by 42-year-old Harold Eugene Climer of Paragould.  According to Easter's brother, Climber allegedly kidnapped the woman at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Sources say Climer had been threatening Stacey Easter before the incident.

Climer was last seen driving a gray Dodge van.

Anyone with information about Stacey Easter's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Independence County Sheriff's Department at 870-793-8838.