Missing Batesville Woman Found, Alleged Abductor in Custody

BATESVILLE, AR - Detectives in Independence County say a Batesville woman who was reported kidnapped by a Paragould man has been found, and is in good condition.

Perryville police located Stacey Easter and Harold Climer Thursday morning in Perryville.  Easter had last been seen Tuesday afternoon near her home, just hours after filing a restraining order against Climer, who has been described as Easter's "abusive boyfriend."

Climer was arrested for violating a protection order and may face other charges as well.  The incident is still under investigation by authorities in Independence County.