6 arrested in brutal kidnapping, beating of local man

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WYNNE, Ark. — Six people are facing criminal charges after they allegedly beat a man and held him against his will in Arkansas.

The investigation was launched on Monday, April 8 after a man contacted the Wynne Police Department. He told officers he was held against his will and beaten for at least a day by a group of people.

FOX13 spoke with the victim’s brother, who said he was set up by friends.

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Adam Jacobs told FOX13 his brother knew the suspects from doing drugs with them. His brother planned on taking drugs with the group, but instead he was attacked.

Jacobs said his brother was held hostage inside his own home for a day before he was able to escape. He ended up running to a nearby home and calling police.

“He’s lucky they didn’t kill him. If he didn’t escape, they probably would’ve ended up killing him,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs told FOX13 he also lives at the home off Canal Street, but he was out of town during the incident.

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Jacobs said his brother is doing okay, but he is shaken up.

“I hope they are happy in jail, that’s all I can say,” said Jacobs.

Police said more arrests could still be made in the case.

Six people have been arrested in the case. They are all charged with:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Terroristic Threatening
  • Retaliation against a Witness/Informant or Juror
  • Engaging in Violent Criminal Group Activity

The six suspects were arrested throughout the week by the Wynne Police Department and Cross County Sheriff’s Department. Their names are:

  • Christopher Little, 24
  • Tara Dunn, 26
  • Gregory Farmer, 40
  • Jarod McCammon, 41
  • Michael Tucker, 29
  • Freda Woods, 41

Wynne police said the investigation is still open and more arrests could be made.