Springdale police charge man in kidnapping, attempted sexual assault

cwinston@thestate.comApril 25, 2014 

— Police located a 25-year-old man accused of kidnapping a woman and attempting to sexually asault her.

George Klicka was wanted for criminal domestic violence high and aggravated nature and assault with the intent to commit first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett said in a Friday afternoon email that Klicka was located.

Officers responded just after midnight Friday to a gas station in the 2200 block of Airport Blvd., where a victim had locked herself in a bathroom.

She told officers that Klicka had kidnapped her at gunpoint on Thursday evening and that she had been assaulted while being driven around. The suspect stopped at a hotel on the same block, where he assaulted her with the intent to commit a sexual assault, Cornett said in a press release. The suspect then drove to a gas station, where the victim was able to flee and lock herself in a bathroom.

Klicka was last seen wearing camouflage pants and a camouflage shirt. He has a shaved head, a beard, a tattoo on the right side of his neck that says, “Dirty White Boy” and a diamond stud earring in his left ear.

His last known location was at the Forest Brook Apartments on Platt Springs Road and investigators believe he is still in the Midlands. However, Cornett said may be traveling to Folly Beach.

Cornett asks that anyone with information about the location of George Klicka to call the Springdale Police Department at 803-796-3160 or call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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