Three suspects are being held on $1 million at the Pulaski County Detention Center after allegedly kidnapping a Greenbrier resident, shooting her in the head and pushing her off of a bridge.
Reports show that a passing motorist found the victim near Fortson Road and Hwy 89 in Pulaski County and later escorted investigators to the area.
The victim told investigators that two men and a female in a black SUV shot her and beat her. Black electrical cord, "possibly used to tie victim’s hands," and a spent shell casing were found in the area.
Two suspects, Joshua Padilla of Sherwood and Samantha McClain of North Little Rock, were arrested on June 10. They admitted to their involvement in the incident and are charged with kidnapping and attempted murder.
A third suspect, Nick McDaniel of North Little Rock, reportedly fled from investigators on foot and was apprehended on Tanglewood Drive in North Little Rock on June 9. He is charged with kidnapping, criminal attempt to commit murder and fleeing.
In a description on a gofundme.com account showing a Greenbrier location, the victim wrote that one of the suspects presented himself as a man who had cancer and had lost his wife and child. The other two suspects were acquaintances.
It read that one of the suspects took medication that belonged to the victim, and she took it back while the suspect was sleeping. She also misplaced something that belonged to him, which he considered stealing.
According to the description, the suspects tied her up in a garage before driving her to the bridge, shooting her in the head and throwing her over the side of the bridge. The victim’s name and the suspects’ motives have not been released by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
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