Jeremiah ("Jake") Mark Rohleen was born February 4, 1975, in
Little Rock, Arkansas, and grew up in Mountain Home. After
graduation in June of 1995, Rohleen entered the University of
Arkansas on full scholarship. He is starting his Junior year with
plans to major in business. He is on the the starting lineup for
the Razorbacks football team.
Jake's parents, Myrna and Louis Rohleen, live in Mountain
Home, where Louis manages the Hill View Bowling Alley. Myrna works
at the main branch of the Baxter County library. Jake has a
brother, Thaddeus, 14, who is currently enrolled at Mountain Home
High. The family attends the local Church of Christ the Avenger,
in which they are active participants.
Rohleen has been implicated in the rape and subsequent
pregnancy of Purity Knight. According to allegations in
Valerie Vilson's diary, the
incident occured while the couple was dating.