Investigators with the Conway Police Department are looking for a person of interest in the case of last week’s alleged rape of a Conway woman.
A resident at Keathley Drive off of East German Lane called police around 3:40 a.m. Friday to report she was asleep in bed when she woke up with a man “straddling and choking her.”
The victim told police the man made her undress and then forced her into the bathroom where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
LaTresha Woodruff, public information officer for the department, said the woman managed to escape through an open bathroom window, the same window police believe the subject used to gain entry into the home.
The victim then reportedly went to a neighbor’s house to call police and saw the alleged attacker leave through the front door.
She then returned to her home to get her child.
Woodruff said the victim could not offer much of a description of the subject because it was dark at the time of the alleged incident, but he is described as white and about five feet, 10 inches tall.
The victim received medical attention for injuries she suffered during the attack, and the child was unharmed.
According to Woodruff, police are looking for Jonathan Thacker, 32, of Conway, as a person of interest in the case.
No charges have been brought against Thacker, but detectives believe he has “some personal knowledge” about the case.
Thacker reportedly lives in the area where the alleged rape occurred, but detectives have been unable to locate him for an interview.
Anyone with knowledge of Thacker’s whereabouts is urged to contact CPD at 450-6120, or text a tip to CRIMES (274637) key word Conway.
(Megan Reynolds is a staff writer and can be reached by phone at 505-1277 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org)