Man charged with raping 77-year-old woman at local care facility, police say

HELENA-WEST HELENA, ARK. — Police in Helena-West Helena have arrested a man for a rape of a 77-year-old woman at a care facility.

Police told FOX13 News, Dewayne Cartwright has been charged with rape in connection with a sexual assault which occurred on March 28, 2021 at Heritage Hill Manor Apartments in Helena.

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A report from the Arkansas State Crime Lab identified Cartwright as a match to DNA collected at the scene of the incident. He’s currently being held at Phillips County Detention Center until his first appearance in Phillips County Circuit Court on November 8, 2021.

Cartwright’s bond was set at $200,000.