A search that began in January for a man who allegedly raped a mentally challenged person led not only to the man’s arrest Tuesday but the arrest of a woman who allegedly lied to police about the man’s whereabouts.

A search that began in January for a man who allegedly raped a mentally challenged person led not only to the man’s arrest Tuesday but the arrest of a woman who allegedly lied to police about the man’s whereabouts.


Carolyn Adway, 25, aka Carolyn Rucker, lied three times when she was questioned, Detective Jerry Lambert said during a court hearing Wednesday for Adway.


Police were looking for Rodrick Adway, 36, who was also listed as a parole absconder, and the U.S. Marshal’s Service also became involved in the search, Lambert said.


He said officers developed leads indicating that Adway had been seen at three different locations and while conducting surveillance at those locations, law enforcement saw Carolyn Adway at all three of them.


Both were arrested after the Marshals served a search warrant at a house in the 1700 block of South Poplar Street and taken to the adult detention center.


In court Wednesday morning, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney arraigned Rodrick Adway on the rape charge, which included a $50,000 bond.


He was also informed of the parole violation warrant, which has no bond, and Rodrick Adway will be held pending an appearance before the parole board to determine if his alleged violations are serious enough to warrant being sent back to prison to complete his sentence.


Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Carolyn Adway after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with hindering apprehension or prosecution.


Both Rodrick Adway and Carolyn Adway said they would hire their own attorneys.


Also arrested at the house was Sheena Pitts, 26, who was booked into the jail on a warrant charging her with third-degree battery, aggravated assault and first-degree terroristic threatening. Pitts was released from the detention center Tuesday night.


Phillip Reed, who is listed on the jail log as Phillips Reed, 33, was arrested on a parole violation and he will be held without bond, Kearney said during a court hearing Wednesday morning for Reed.