Greenwood Man Arrested on Rape Charges


The Greenwood Police Department arrested Jacob Ray Bledsoe, also known as Jacob Ray Fulford, on Tuesday, May 19 on two counts of rape of a person under the age of 14.  

Bledsoe, 24, of the 1100 block of West Atlanta, was arrested after a two month investigation into alleged contact with a juvenile.   The Greenwood Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Arkansas State Police.  

Bledsoe, a.k.a. Fulford, was arrested in Crawford County earlier this year and has pled not guilty to two felony counts of distributing, possessing, or viewing matter depicting child sex. Court documents allege that Fulford’s criminal acts took place from April 17, 2018 to February 25, 2020. Fulford had posted a $10,000 bond.

Bledsoe taken into custody on Tuesday, and booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center. His cash bond is set at $100,000.00.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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