A man who has been accused of hitting his wife with a crow bar and then kidnapping her has been arrested early Sunday morning in Missouri, the Baxter County Sheriff's office said in a statement.
About 12:30 a.m., the county sheriff's office was notified that 29-year-old Robert Finch had been arrested at an unidentified residence in Wright County, Mo. after he had sustained a "self-inflicted" gunshot wound, according to the news release.
Finch was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. and is in stable condition, the release states. He is being held in Missouri on parole violation charges.
Finch will be extradited to Baxter County to face several felony charges that were filed following a purported Oct. 21 domestic assault and kidnapping incident involving Finch's 26-year-old wife Delores. A caller told police about 5:52 a.m. that Finch had purportedly kicked in the front door of a residence at 7158 Highway 126 N. No. 7, struck Delores in the head with a crow bar, forced her into a vehicle and left in an unspecified direction.
Delores had escaped from Finch about 9:30 a.m. after an officer had noticed Finch's vehicle at the Lake Norfork area near the Missouri state line, the county sheriff's office said.
Authorities said Finch saw the officer's car coming toward their vehicle and put the car in reverse for about 100 yards until their vehicle became high-centered and stopped. At that point, Delores had escaped from Finch and "fled for safety toward the deputy."
Delores was taken to the Baxter Regional Medical Center to be treated for unspecified injuries and has since been released, according to the news release.