Local man wanted in rape case is found

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Jammie Lee Carlisle, 20, of Eureka Springs, second from left, is handcuffed and arrested last Wednesday in Berryville by sheriff's deputies with Berryville police assisting. Carlisle was wanted in connection with a rape investigation and for failure to appear as well as on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of an instrument of crime related to a 2010 case, authorities said. T.S. Strickland / Carroll County News

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.

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  • Only dopes do dope. I am glad they got this creep off the streets.

    -- Posted by rockpilefarmer on Thu, Aug 23, 2012, at 7:59 AM
  • Sad...the minute his parents decided to name him "Jammie," his life was ruined.

    -- Posted by AngelCharlie on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 1:24 PM
  • Fyi I was never convicted on any of the above charges so b4 you start judging people or believing what someone else wants you to think you should get your facts straight there was never any dna other than what I volunteered and I was never arrested for a interview I was already incarserated for misdameanor charges not related to any of the above charges just thought you two should know about this dope and creep and how much my life is not ruined Thanks

    -- Posted by Jamescarr12 on Tue, Jun 10, 2014, at 12:17 AM
    Response by Kate Lucariello:
    Carroll County News writes arrest/crime stories only from official police reports or court records. If your information differs from those, you need to take it up with the police department and/or your attorney.
  • The police told me to take it up with the media!

    -- Posted by Jamescarr12 on Tue, Jul 1, 2014, at 7:17 PM
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