Sherwood police have located the blue 2005 Chevrolet Impala being driven by two suspects involved in the alleged beating and kidnapping of a Sherwood woman Monday.
Police are still searching for suspects Juemal Montrell Morris, 16504 Frazier Pike, Little Rock, and Sara Frances Dixon, 507 Summit St., Sherwood.
Sherwood investigators found the vehicle at about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Days Inn on Bankhead Drive in Little Rock. The suspects are now believed to be driving a red 1998 Dodge pickup with Arkansas license “615 PAT.” The truck was reported stolen Wednesday morning in North Little Rock.
Warrants were issued Tuesday for Morris and Dixon following an incident with Dixon’s mother, Rita McGinness. The pair are accused of beating McGinness and demanding money and her debit card PIN number while holding her at gunpoint. According to police reports, Morris and Dixon tied McGinness with shoestrings and plastic ties and wrapped her in a blanket, before loading her into the trunk of the car. The suspects dumped McGinness’ believed-dead body in a deep ravine along Highway 113 in Perry County, investigators said.
McGinness was able to free herself and contact authorities from the home of a nearby resident. McGinness was treated and released from Conway Regional Medical Center.
Morris is being charged with criminal attempt to commit capital murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and theft of property. Dixon is being charged with criminal attempt to commit capital murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence and theft of property.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Morris and Dixon are urged to contact the Sherwood Police Department at (501) 835-1425.
(Staff writer Stephanie Fischer can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-1238. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit.)