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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