Rape charges against Jefferson County constable dropped - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Rape charges against Jefferson County constable dropped

Posted: Updated:

Rape charges against a Jefferson County constable have been dropped.

Deputies arrested 50-year-old Thomas Eagle in August, but after further investigation, the prosecutor's office said they cannot press charges because the statute of limitations has run out for the one victim who claims he was raped as a child.

The victim, now 27-years-old, told deputies he decided to come forward after Eagle reached out to him on Facebook.

Eagle did not confess to the rape. He was released from custody Thursday. Eagle is currently the constable in Melton Township.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Metro Radar

    Metro Radar

  • Chief: Walnut Ridge police fatally shoot man

    Chief: Walnut Ridge police fatally shoot man

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:15:29 GMT
    Authorities say a Walnut Ridge police officer fatally shot a man after the man shot his ex-wife then pointed his gun at police.More >>
    Authorities say a Walnut Ridge police officer fatally shot a man after the man shot his ex-wife then pointed his gun at police.More >>
  • Arkansas jury convicts ex-teacher of sex assault

    Arkansas jury convicts ex-teacher of sex assault

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:12:12 GMT
    A jury has sentenced a former Trumann High School teacher to 25 years in prison after convicting him of sexual assaulting a then-15-year-old student and fathering her child.More >>
    A jury has sentenced a former Trumann High School teacher to 25 years in prison after convicting him of sexual assaulting a then-15-year-old student and fathering her child.More >>