Police Searching for Kidnapping, Rape Suspect

Monday, April 6th 2009, 10:02 pm
By: News 9


BETHANY, Oklahoma -- Bethany police and U.S. Marshals are searching for a suspect, known for his violent history, involved in an alleged kidnapping and rape Monday evening.

The suspect, 22-year-old Ivan Erwin Harrison, kidnapped the victim in her vehicle, a 1991 Mercury Topaz around 4:30 p.m. on N Rockwell Avenue.

The suspect drove the woman toward the 220 block of Gleason Avenue where he crashed the Mercury into another car and took off toward NW 30 Street in Oklahoma City. At 4117 NW 30 Street, the victim was able to jump from the vehicle.

The victim, wearing no clothes, ran to a nearby business to get help. Her current condition has not been released, but police believe she was assaulted and raped. She has been hospitalized.

The suspect significantly damaged the front end of the Mercury Topaz in the crash before the victim escaped.

Harrison was a co-defendant for robbery with a dangerous weapon in 2004, but charges against him were dismissed. The 22-year-old is currently charged with assault and battery, for which he has a court appearance on April 28.

Bethany police said he has an extensive history of violence, and advises he is dangerous and possibly armed. U.S. Marshals are involved in the search for Harrison because of his violent history.

If you have any information, please call Oklahoma City or Bethany police. Again, police are advising anyone not to approach the suspect, he is considered very dangerous. Harrison was last seen driving the victim's 1991 white Mercury Topaz.