Update: Man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping in Saline Co.

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BENTON, Ark.- A man faces kidnapping and other charges in connection to a woman being attacked near Salem Road in Saline County.

According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, John Brandon Self was arrested Thursday evening and faces kidnapping, first-degree battery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm charges.

The victim told deputies a man followed her in his truck and then hit her truck.

The victim also said when she stopped, the man, who had a handgun, grabbed her from her truck and tried to force her into his vehicle.

The victim was able to fight off the suspect and escape, deputies say.

Self is set to appear in court this morning.

If you have any additional information on the attack, call the Saline County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 501-303-5608.


SALINE COUNTY, Ark. — The Saline County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating a “dangerous” man who detectives say tried to assault a woman.

The incident was reported in the Salem Road area on January 22.

Detectives are searching for a suspect they describe as a white man who is about 6’0″ tall with a full beard. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Deputies say the man was armed with a handgun.

A family friend tells us the woman had been beaten up badly, taken to the hospital and spent the night in the ER.

The man left the scene in a champagne colored 2000s model GMC extended cab pickup truck.

Deputies say the man may have ties to the North Little Rock – Little Rock area.

If you have any information about this incident or the location of this man or his vehicle you are asked to call SCSO at 501-303-5647, or call 911.

If you have anonymous information you can call 501-303-5744.

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