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Man facing attempted murder charge requests mental evaluation

Jerry Dean Clark (Source: Sharp County Jail via Vinelink) Jerry Dean Clark (Source: Sharp County Jail via Vinelink)
SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A man arrested for attempted murder and kidnapping charges is requesting a mental evaluation.

Police arrested Jerry Dean Clark when they say he tied a cinder block to his ex-girlfriend and threw her in the Spring River near Cherokee Village.

Court documents state Clark kidnapped his ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lynn Jones.

He then threw her in the river but when she escaped, Clark tied her to a tree and hit her.

Jones was able to free herself again and float down the river where she called for help.

The Sharp County Circuit Court told Region 8 News Clark’s attorney put in a request for a mental evaluation. 

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