Amber Alert Suspect Captured During Suicide Attempt On I-49

CHESTER (KFSM) — Authorities on Wednesday (Aug. 15) arrested a Fayetteville man accused of kidnapping his infant daughter before he was able to leap from a bridge on Interstate 49.

Barrows

Danny Trent Barrows, 38, was wanted in connection with kidnapping, first-degree battery and several other felony charges.

Authorities found Barrows hanging from a bridge over Arkansas 282 near Chester about 11:20 a.m. and were able to pull him back onto the pavement, according to the U.S. Marshal's office.

"It was pretty intense there for a moment. Very dangerous for those deputies and troopers involved. But they did save his life and now they can bring him to justice," Mountainburg Police Chief Vincent Clamser told 5NEWS.

Barrows, who had been on the run since allegedly kidnapping his 2-month-old daughter on Monday (Aug. 13), was supposed to turn himself into Marshals and the Washington County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.

When officers arrived to meet Barrows in West Fork, he forced a companion from a truck and sped off, according to the marshal's office.

The pursuit was discontinued due to the poor weather conditions, but several agencies helped apprehend Barrows in Chester a few hours later.

"Someone called in a motorist that was passing by, saw the gentleman that we were looking for," Clamser said.

"When the first trooper got there the suspect attempted to jump off the bridge."

Barrows, who had been on the run since allegedly kidnapping his 2-month-old daughter on Monday (Aug. 13), was supposed to turn himself into Marshals and the Washington County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.

Barrows' daughter, Ivy Kay Barrows, was found safe Monday after he kidnapped her near Winslow.

According to police, Barrows was involved in an altercation with the baby's mother, in which he allegedly beat her and stabbed her in the leg.

Barrows threatened to kill the infant and held a knife to her, then left the mother on the side of the road and took off with the baby

The mother was treated and released from a nearby hospital. The baby was taken by a third party to Barrows' mother's house in Elkins and was later returned to her mother.

Washington County, Crawford County, Arkansas State Police, Mountainburg Police, U.S. Marshals, state Highway Patrol and Game and Fish were all involved in the pursuit and capture.

Barrows was being held Thursday (Aug. 16) at the Washington County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. He has a hearing set for Aug. 29 in Washington County Circuit Court.