Detectives are investigating after a woman escaped from a residence where she was allegedly held hostage and was injected with a concoction of three drugs, according the Fort Smith Police Department.
About 5:45 a.m. Thursday, several Fort Smith officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of South 10th Street regarding a burglary. When they arrived, people at the residence told them there was a misunderstanding. One man told officers he was house-sitting for the home owners and several people arrived there that he hadn’t invited. The officers left, an incident report states.
A short time later, a 34-year-old Cad, Ark., woman flagged down an officer near Dallas and South 104th streets. She told the officer she was fleeing from her boyfriend. When another officer arrived, she told the two officers that she was actually fleeing from several people at the residence in the 2800 block of South 10th Street. The people there were armed with guns and had held her against her will and told her she’d be killed if she left the residence, according to the incident report.
She told police the man house-sitting invited her over, and another man, who is an acquaintance and who had a little girl with him, gave her a ride there from her mother’s home. Once at the residence, another man and woman arrived. The woman told everyone there that the 34-year-old woman was a “snitch,” and everyone became upset, according to the incident report.
The Cad woman told police she was pushed into a chair and told not to get up. The man who pushed her allegedly told her if she wasn’t a “snitch,” then she’d ingest methamphetamine. She told police the man tried to inject her several times with the drug, and that he had added bleach to the drug, according to the incident report.
As she sat in the chair high on the drugs, everyone at the residence continued threatening her that if she left, she would be killed. When several other people arrived at the residence, everyone’s attention was divided and the woman was able to escape through a back door, according to the incident report.
Police stated in the report that when she flagged them down, she was muddy, visibly shaken and had bruising on her arms from where she had been injected. She was taken by ambulance to Mercy Fort Smith for a toxicology screening. The test results revealed she was injected with methamphetamine, opiates and benzodiazepines.
No arrests occurred as of Saturday, as the investigation continues, according to the Police Department.