Assault suspect to receive mental exam

Friday, April 27, 2012
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EUREKA SPRINGS -- A Eureka Springs man arrested in March in connection with a violent assault on two women has been ordered to have a mental evaluation.

Walter Jason Ward, 38, of Eureka Springs was in court April 10 and was ordered to have the evaluation.

On March 28, police received a report that a male subject was assaulting two females at an address on Forest Lane just outside the Eureka Springs city limits.

According to Eureka Springs Police Chief Earl Hyatt, when officers arrived, a man was in the process of hitting or stabbing a woman, then he ran into the woods. Officers stayed with the women who both injured.

The women, who were a mother and her daughter, each received multiple stab wounds and the mother had been shot four times with a pellet gun.

One of the victims and her husband had protection orders in effect against Ward.

County deputies, Eureka Springs police and an Arkansas Game & Fish officer searched the woods in the Lake Lucerne/Greenwood Hollow area.

Ward was arrested at the old Kimes Auto Parts on Greenwood Hollow Road shortly after dawn. He is in the Carroll County Detention Center under a $200,000 bond where he is charged with Violation of Protection Order (twice), a Class D felony; Criminal Mischief, a Class A misdemeanor; Domestic Battery in the 2nd degree, a Class C felony; and Battering in the 2nd degree, a Class D felony.

Ward is scheduled for an Aug. 13 arraignment, and has a criminal trial date set for Oct. 27 in the Western District Courthouse.

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  • Wow!! What a douchebag! (And such lovely hair too!)

    -- Posted by chimps on Sun, Apr 29, 2012, at 2:26 PM
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