Authorities are investigating a possible kidnapping incident reported out of Mayflower on Tuesday.
The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office was dispatched around 9:30 a.m. to a residence on Stave Mill Lane off Highway 89 regarding a possible kidnapping. The Mayflower Police Department also aided in the initial investigation.
The victim told authorities he was kidnapped by two acquaintances following an alleged robbery incident.
According to radio traffic, the man said he went to the residence on Stave Mill Lane after escaping his kidnappers and that the homeowners allowed him to stay inside the home until authorities arrived so that the suspects could not see him from the road if they drove through the area.
FCSO spokesman Adam Bledsoe said the victim did not suffer any injuries during the alleged kidnapping. Although the victim did not suffer any apparent injuries, authorities offered to call out an ambulance to the scene. The man declined medical attention and instead asked deputies for a ride to the nearby gas station.
Mayflower Police Chief Robert Alcon said he and another officer followed up with a search for the suspect vehicle, which the victim had described as a small, white or tan SUV.
While FCSO spoke with the victim, Mayflower police searched for the SUV with negative results.
According to the victim's statement, he left in the vehicle with two men he "was familiar with but did not know real well" prior to the alleged robbery and kidnapping.
Bledsoe said the sheriff's office is unsure at this time if the man who reported this incident was threatened and kidnapped but that an investigation into all leads is ongoing.
"We are continuing to investigate this situation at this time," he said Tuesday afternoon.
Bledsoe said the man, who was dropped off at the Exxon gas station upon his request, later called authorities and asked for a ride to a nearby hospital. When offered an ambulance, the man, again, refused medical attention.