Local man wanted in rape case is found
BERRYVILLE -- Jammie Lee Carlisle, 20, of Eureka Springs was arrested by Carroll County sheriff's deputies with the assistance of the Berryville police on Wednesday, Aug. 15 in connection with a 2010 rape investigation, authorities confirmed Monday.
On May 16, 2010, the victim, a local woman and family friend of Carlisle's, contacted police after Carlisle forced sexual intercourse with her, she alleged.
The victim stated that Carlisle and a friend entered her home at 2 p.m. Carlisle went to the victim's room and lay in her bed and that is when, the victim alleges, Carlisle began to make requests of a sexual nature.
The victim told police that she tried to get away from the suspect, but that he forced himself upon her. After she began screaming for help, she said, Carlisle stopped raping her, according to an Affidavit Of Warrant issued by the Green Forest Police Department.
Carlisle was a longtime family friend of the victim before the alleged rape occurred, the affidavit said.
On May 23, 2010, officers arrested Carlisle in connection with the rape. On May 24, 2010, he was interviewed by Detective Tom Hayden with the Green Forest Police Department about the incident.
Carlisle admitted to going to the woman's home after "smoking a lot of marijuana," the police report states. Carlisle told police that he laid down in the victim's bed and the next thing he remembers was waking up and leaving the bedroom, the warrant states.
He was then swabbed and an oral DNA sample was obtained. The sample was forwarded to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to be compared with evidence from the sexual assault kit collected at the time of the rape report.
The DNA sample that was collected from Carlisle was a match to the DNA in the sexual assault kit that was performed on the victim. The perfect match suggests that sexual intercourse between Carlisle and the victim occurred, the affidavit states.
"A warrant was issued when he did not appear for his court date last year," said Green Forest Police Chief John Bailey. "He took off before we could catch up to him, but we've got him now."
Police caught up with Carlisle at a house off Highway 62 Spur in Berryville. He remained in custody Monday at the Carroll County Detention Center.