Sex offender facing charges after attempted kidnapping at Cabot gas station

CABOT, Ark. — Cabot police have arrested a 47-year-old man after an attempted kidnapping around 2:31 a.m. on Thursday. 

According to reports, the incident happened at the Exxon Travel Plaza at 3950 Highway 5. This is where Gary Ollison, who is a Level 3 Sex Offender, entered the vehicle of the female victim and threatened the woman with a knife. 

The victim shared with police that she was able to exit her vehicle and escape from Ollison after a brief struggle. The victim then ran into the Exxon store, with Ollison leaving the scene in a white 4-door car. 

Upon completing investigation, Cabot officers identified Ollison as a suspect. Authorities then located the 47-year-old and took him into custody. 

Following his arrest, Ollison is facing charges for criminal attempt of kidnapping, aggravated assault, along with breaking and entering. 

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