Officers arrested 43-year-old Jerry Glenn Willis on Friday in Blackton, about 70 miles east of Little Rock. He’s being held in a local jail and will be sent to Mississippi.
Authorities say 46-year-old Stacy Mitchell Frank was found by a highway Wednesday in Pearl River County, Mississippi, where she and Willis live. Frank remains hospitalized in Jackson, Mississippi.
Stacy Mitchell Frank survived the arson attack by her boyfriend Jerry Willis
Willis is accused of stealing Frank’s 2014 Nissan Rogue, which Arkansas State Police troopers said he burned before his arrest. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said officers found Frank’s SUV near where Willis was caught.
Willis is expected tol be charged with kidnapping, attempted murder and felony taking of a motor vehicle.