Springdale Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Attempted Capital Murder

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A Springdale man was arrested Monday (Sept. 28) on suspicion of several charges including attempted capital murder and attempted arson, according to his arrest report.

Officers were called to a home  on Robyn Road where they found Edmund Linka, 50, in the doorway holding a steak knife in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other, the arrest report states. Linka also had steak knives, box knives, folding knives and kitchen knives clipped on him and in his pockets, according to the report.

Police could also smell gasoline from outside the house and Linka told them he had poured it in every room with the intent of setting his house on fire, the report states.

Linka told police he was mad after his wife had called him a loser, according to the report. The woman told police Linka had also poured gas on her and held a knife to her throat, the report states. Eyewitnesses told police Linka said he had every intention of killing his wife, himself and burning the house down, according to the report.

In addition to attempted capital murder and attempted arson, Linka is facing aggravated assault, terroristic threatening and endangering the welfare of a minor charges, jail record show. Linka is being held at the Washington County Detention Center without bond and his first court hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30, according to jail records.

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