Jeffrey John Hergert’s parole has been revoked following a series of complaints from across the county.
Hergert, 44, of Little Rock has a recent history of stalking women in Faulkner County. Court records show Hergert has a criminal history in eight states, with previous stalking charges filed out of Nevada, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
The Little Rock man pleaded guilty in July 2018 to a first-degree stalking charge in Faulkner County Circuit Court. Hergert was ultimately sentenced to serve a four-year prison sentence following a negotiated plea deal, and was released on parole in March.
The Arkansas Department of Community Corrections picked up the 44-year-old Thursday afternoon.
Prior to Hergert’s arrest, the Vilonia Police Department received two formal complaints about Hergert.
According to an incident report, authorities were called to Keith’s Service Center around 6 p.m. Wednesday after Hergert and two others reportedly stared at one of the clerks, making her feel uncomfortable.
The clerk told police Hergert “came to the counter and began to ask me questions that made me uncomfortable.”
“He asked if I was single, if I lived here [and] how long I had worked,” the woman told officer Michael Jensen last week. “He told me I was pretty several times and asked me if I was willing to have two boyfriends. He repeatedly said I looked too young to be in anything too serious.”
Vilonia officers received another complaint around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday regarding a door-to-door salesman that was trying to force herself into the complainant’s home, according to an incident report.
The complainant told officer Daniel Frintz that the salesman “stuck her foot inside” the door when she answered the door. The suspect showed up in a white 2005 Toyota Sienne, which is the same vehicle Hergert and the other two individuals were in when VPD responded to the incident at Keith’s.
The complainant said the suspect was “very pushy” and that she could not close the door because the woman had stuck her foot in the way, the report states.
Police caught up to the suspect van at Harps. Hergert along with 41-year-old Mary Elizabeth Ingraham and 45-year-old Chukwuka Ekwughanachukwu were in the van and told police they were door-to-door salesmen selling cleaning supplies. The three reportedly admitted to not having a permit to go door-to-door in the area.
Hergert was subsequently picked up by ACC the next day.
Greenbrier residents also expressed their concerns about Hergert via an online thread in mid-August.
The Little Rock man is also scheduled to stand trial Dec. 12 in Conway District Court regarding a harassment case that was filed against him in May.
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.
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