A Newport man is accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint in Pulaski County and driving her to Newport before being arrested.
Timothy Hetherington, 26, was brought back to Pulaski County on Monday on a charge of kidnapping. He remained in jail Tuesday morning in lieu of $5,000 bond.
The victim, identified in a police report as 31-year-old Sara Dollarhide, told authorities that Hetherington called her Sunday night, first said he was going to shoot her "but did not want to miss and hit her child" and then said he was coming over "so they could talk," according to a Pulaski County sheriff's office report.
Hetherington a short time later pulled up at her home on Frazier Pike, and Dollarhide got into his vehicle voluntarily, the report said, at which point he "sped off and brandished a firearm."
"She said he told her that if she caused a scene then he would have to be killed," Deputy Jerry James Spradlin wrote in the report.
Hetherington drove to Newport, where he stopped at a gas station to use the restroom, police said. Dollarhide at that point asked an employee to call authorities.
Police in Newport then stopped the vehicle early Monday and took Hetherington into custody, the report said. Pulaski County sheriff's office Lt. Carl Minden said he was brought back to Little Rock later Monday.
The report notes that Dollarhide first met Hetherington "while she was incarcerated in Newport where he worked as a corrections officer."
Department of Correction spokesman Shea Wilson said Hetherington worked at the McPherson Unit until he quit in May.