(Sunman, Ind.) – We are learning more details about an alleged rape that has a Sunman man behind bars.
Stanley Short, 41, was arrested June 1 after hiding from police. Just days earlier on May 25, Short had allegedly beaten a woman with a hammer before tying her to a bed and sexually attacking her for four hours according to court documents.
Short and the victim later went out to run errands. As the two drove through town, she jumped out of the vehicle and ran for a group of men. She told them she had been attacked by Short, who fled the scene.
Indiana State Police and the Ripley County Sheriff's Office issued a public notice asking people to come forward with information about Short's whereabouts. A tip led them to arrest him a week later at a home on Eastern Avenue in Sunman.
Facing charges of Rape (Class A Felony), Criminal Deviate Conduct (Class A Felony), Criminal Confinement (Class B Felony), Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon (Class C Felony), and Domestic Battery Causing Injury (Class A Misdemeanor), Short could be sent to prison for up to 129 years.
His trial will take place in November in Ripley Circuit Court, unless he makes a plea before then.
Short remains held in the Ripley County Jail.