A Little Rock man who was sentenced to prison last year for stalking a Conway woman is wanted again on similar charges.
The Conway Police Department issued an alert Friday afternoon, notifying the public that Jeffery John Hergert was wanted on harassing charges.
"A criminal summons for harassing communications has been issued for him after several women accused him of harassing them," authorities said. "Hergert is currently on parole for a similar conviction."
Hergert, 44, pleaded guilty to a felony-level stalking charge in July 2018. Upon entering a negotiated plea with prosecutors, the Little Rock man was subsequently ordered to serve four-year prison sentence.
First-degree stalking is a Class C felony that carries a punishment range of three to 10 years in prison and can also carry a $10,000 fine. Along with Hergert's sentence, he was also issued a three-year suspended sentence in the case involving a 19-year-old Conway resident.
The stalking case was filed after Hergert began following and yelling at the Conway teen as she walked along Salem Road. When she ignored his cat-calls, the woman said the incident escalated and that he followed her home. The next day, he was parked across the street and watching her apartment. A few days later, Hergert followed the victim to Fuji's Steak House while she was out with a friend.
As CPD began investigating the previous complaint against Hergert, it learned the Little Rock man had a history of stalking women.
“Jeffrey had a warrant in Idaho for several charges, including stalking, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, indecent exposure and enticing a minor,” one officer reported. “I found that Jeffrey also had two charges of harassment and breaking or entering in Arkansas. I became concerned that should this individual [be stalking the victim], that he may actually be planning to do something harmful.”
Court records show Hergert has a criminal history in eight states, with previous stalking charges filed out of Nevada, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
Police departments across the state said they have received complaints against Hergert for posing as a door-to-door salesman in order to harass women, according to online records.
Conway officers released a statement online Friday warning the public that Hergert is known to pose as a door-to-door salesman and that they believe he is currently driving a gray Nissan Rogue.
Residents are asked to call police immediately if they spot the suspect.
"If you encounter him, please don't engage with him, instead call police immediately," authorities said. "Anyone with information on Herger's whereabouts is asked to please call the Conway Police Department at 450-6120. Thanks in advance for your help."