Woman kidnapped, pushed into the icy river after the recording

SCOTT, Ark. – Little Rock police say a woman who was kidnapped, thrown in the icy cold Arkansas River and then swam to safety is found alive, but suffering from hypothermia.

KATV reports that the police found the woman on christmas morning. She is being treated in a hospital.

The police says that the woman told investigators that she was kidnapped after witnessing a shooting during a burglary in Scott, 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Little Rock. Lonoke County sheriff’s officials say one person was killed and another injured in the attack.

A suspect, Richard Gilliam, faces charges including capital murder, attempted capital murder and kidnapping. Gilliam is being held on $1 million bond. The authorities are looking for a second suspect.

Online jail records do not indicate a lawyer who can speak for Gilliam.


Information from: KATV-TV,

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