Man charged with beating, raping woman

Man charged with beating, raping woman
Gregory Glenn Farmer

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A man is being held on $25,000 bond accused of beating and raping a Craighead County woman.

Investigators say Gregory Glenn Farmer, 39, of Wynne raped the woman at a home near Cash in 2015.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Farmer assaulted the woman in Poinsett County, beating and kicking her numerous times and sending her to The MED in Memphis with bleeding on the brain.

Farmer later pleaded guilty to kidnapping and second-degree battery, according to the affidavit.

While investigating the alleged assault, detectives learned from the victim that Farmer had sexually assaulted her in Craighead County.

The victim said Farmer forced her to strip naked then beat her with a belt "for a long period of time" before anally raping her with an object and with his penis.

While facing charges on the physical assault, Farmer reportedly told Cross County sheriff's investigator Sgt. David Hallmark he would plead guilty to "everything else" if the detective would drop the rape investigation.

When Hallmark refused to drop the charges, he said Farmer then "physically threatened him," the affidavit stated.

Farmer later wrote a letter to Hallmark saying the detective "couldn't do anything about the rape because it happened in Craighead County," the court documents said.

Hallmark contacted Sgt. Ron Richardson of the Craighead County Sheriff's Office who began investigating the rape allegation.

On Oct. 2, 2017, Richardson asked for and received a bench warrant for Farmer's arrest on the rape charge.

Law enforcement officers arrested Farmer on March 19. On Wednesday, Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler set his bond at $25,000 cash/surety and told him to appear in circuit court on April 27.

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