Mo. rape suspect apparently kills self in Ark.

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in Baxter County say a man wanted on a statutory rape charge in Webster County, Mo., has died after apparently shooting himself in the head.

Sheriff John Montgomery says 25-year-old Clinton Bolding died Friday night at Baxter Regional Medical Center after apparently shooting himself as he was surrounded by authorities. Montgomery says Bolding pointed a gun at two Baxter County deputies about 4:15 p.m.

Friday and ran into a wooded area when the deputies arrived at a home where Bolding was staying. The sheriff says authorities surrounded the area and Bolding was found about 5:40 p.m. with the gunshot wound to the head. Montgomery says a 17-year-old girl and an infant who were in the home where Bolding was found are now in state custody.

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