Man wanted for allegedly kidnapping, assaulting girlfriend


HELENA- WEST HELENA, Ark. —  Police in Helena-West Helena are on the hunt for a man who allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a woman in late August.

According to the victim, she was assaulted by her boyfriend, Marquette Ross, on 8th Street.

The woman was inside her home asleep when she woke up to find Ross inside.

He accused her of having an affair which led to an argument between the two.

That’s when Ross reportedly became violent.

He went into the kitchen, got a knife, and then forced the woman into her 2008 Chevrolet Impala.

“You’re going to die today,” he reportedly told the victim.

The pair then made their way over the Arkansas Bridge on Highway 49 and into Mississippi.

Fearing for her life, the victim jumped from the moving car and flagged down another motorist who brought her back home.

Several days later, officers found the victim’s stolen vehicle behind a church within city limits.

At this time, Ross is still at large.

An arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest on charges of auto theft, kidnapping and domestic battery.

If you know where he is, you’re asked to call the Helena-West Helena Police Department at (870) 572-3441.

All calls will remain anonymous.