Jefferson County Authorities Charge Man With Aggravated Kidnapping and Battery

Authorities say 33-year-old Larry Eugene Rucker, Jr. may have beaten one woman, and stabbed and kidnapped another.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AR- 33-year old Larry Eugene Rucker is in custody, accused of stabbing and kidnapping one woman and beating another.

At approximately 7:10 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies responded a home at 9102 Shannon Road in reference to a domestic disturbance.

There they found Kristie Davidson, who told them  33-year-old Larry Eugene Rucker, Jr. had beaten her and stabbed her friend, Sherry Davis.

Rucker then allegedly force Davis into his maroon Toyota 4-runner.

Davis managed to escape by jumping out of the SUV and making it to an unknown residence in Grant County, Arkansas, where residents called 911 shortly after 8:00 a.m.

Sherry Davis has undergone emergency surgery and is intensive care.

Around 1:00 p.m.deputies found Rucker’s completely charred SUV located 200 yards behind a residence occupied by Rucker’s brother.

Larry Rucker was taken into custody shortly before 9:00 tonight.

The investigation is continuing.


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