Police in Jonesboro say a woman fought off an attempt to kidnap her in a mall parking lot and that a suspect has been arrested.
Sgt. Lyle Waterworth told reporters that the 29-year-old woman was returning to her car behind the mall on Thursday when a man grabbed her and tried to force her into a van. Waterworth says the woman broke free from the man and ran - but he caught her before she was able to escape a second time and run back into The Mall at Turtle Creek.
Garland County Sheriff Larry Sanders is warning boaters be extremely cautious on Lake Hamilton because of debris that's the result of recent severe weather.
Sanders says a large amount of debris such as trees, logs, brush and silt are already in the lake and more is being washed toward the lake. He says the next several days could be particularly dangerous and urges caution for the next several weeks.
Sanders says the debris is not only on the surface but that some is floating from 3 inches to a foot-and-a-half under water and is not visible.