A Texarkana, Ark., man has been arrested and charged with Residential Burglary, Robbery, and Criminal Attempt Rape, Texarkana, Arkansas Police said.
On Sunday, October 23, 2022, at around 1:58 am, The Texarkana, Arkansas Police said officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East 43rd Street for a disturbance call.
Authorities said when officers arrived, they spoke with a sixty-eight-year-old female who provided a description of the suspect who she said broke into her home while she was asleep and began assaulting her. The victim said she fought off her attacker and reached for her cell phone to call 911 for help. However, the victim said the suspect took her phone from her, which prevented her from calling 911. The suspect then rummaged through her house briefly and fled the area. The victim was able to call 911 from another phone and requested police assistance.
Police found a phone that led to the suspects arrest
Police said the Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Detectives were notified and arrived at the scene to begin collecting evidence. Moments later, authorities said officers located the victim’s stolen cell phone in the general area, and crime scene detectives were able to lift a fingerprint from the phone, which identified the alleged suspect as Edward Cole, a thirty-year-old male from Texarkana, Arkansas.
Police said efforts were made to contact Mr. Cole. Upon further investigation, due to the evidence gathered, warrants were issued for Mr. Cole’s arrest for Residential Burglary, Robbery, and Criminal Attempt Rape.
Police said that Be On The Look Out (BOLO) was issued to all agencies for Mr. Cole’s arrest. As a result, police said patrol officers Mason Shepherd and William Daugherty began looking into all avenues in search of Mr. Cole. Police said that they located Mr. Cole on Sunday, October 23, 2022, around 8:26 pm in the 4700 block of County Avenue and arrested him on the active felony warrants.
Mr. Cole was transported and booked into the Miller County Jail, where he awaits his court appearance, Texarkana, Arkansas Police said.