Convicted rapist from West Memphis arrested in Michigan - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Convicted rapist from West Memphis arrested in Michigan

(WMC-TV) – According to the West Memphis Police Department, Stanley James Carter was taken into custody Thursday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Police say Crime Stopper tips helped law enforcement find Carter's location. Grand Rapids law enforcement was contacted and Carter was taken into custody without incident.

He is being held in the Kent County, Michigan Correctional Facility awaiting extradition back to Arkansas.

A statement from the West Memphis Police Department said, "Crittenden County Crime Stoppers is very pleased to hear the outcome of this matter. It shows the community that the Crime Stopper Program works and is always there to assist law enforcement in protecting the citizens of our county."

Carter was on trial in West Memphis for three counts of rape.

When he did not show up for court Wednesday, the trial continued. After a brief deliberation, the jury found Carter guilty on all three counts.

Carter faces life in prison for raping his live-in girlfriend's three little girls last May.

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