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An Arkansas woman was kidnapped and survived after being thrown from a bridge into a half-frozen lake with freezing temperatures after witnessing a shooting.

The NY Daily News reports, that the 42-year-old woman swam to safety where she was found by someone who called the police. She was discovered after a witness heard screaming and called 911 for help.

The woman told Little Rock Police that she was kidnapped after seeing a shooting in which two people died. Of the victims, 49-year-old Arlin Nugent died at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital expected to live.

Police have already arrested one man in connection with the crimes and are on the hunt for the second suspect.

33-year-old Richard Gilliam was arrested and held without bond at the Lonoke County Jail with the charge of capital murder.

According to sheriff’s at the county jail, Gilliam and his accomplice entered a home in Scott, Arkansas where they opened fire on people.

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(Source: NY Daily News)

(Photo Credit: Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office)

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2 thoughts on “Arkansas Woman Survives Being Thrown Into Freezing River

  1. I’m not trying to be funny, and I don’t know the workings of a criminal mind, but why would he kidnap this woman just to throw her into a river? Why wouldn’t he just shoot her like he did the others? Who is this woman really? I guess I will have to go to another source for more details, because there are way too few here.

  2. Not to be funny, but this POS-Gilliam was one COLD HEARTED SOB.
    Obviously, God had a different plan for the woman he threw into the frigid river water.
    Hopefully, she will SURVIVE and LIVE TO TELL regarding what she witnessed this
    turd doing.


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