GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Investigation continues after Jason Ripley, alleged kidnapper, was arrested in Tennessee.
Ripley was arrested in Sevierville at a motel, alongside a woman by the name of Samantha Wright. Their relationship is unclear.
Authorities say during the arrest, officials recovered an unknown amount of suspected methamphetamines, cocaine, and cash. Because of this, authorities say it is unknown how the extradition process will play out, and when Ripley will be returned to Arkansas.
Lt. Martin out of Garland County says that contrary to once believed, the victim left the home on Turtle Creek Road willingly. They say she spent Thursday and Friday with Ripley, as friends.
The victim and Ripley, authorities say, have been involved in an intimate relationship in the past, but their relationship at the time of the kidnapping is unclear.
Source: Garland Co. Sheriff's Office