Bobby Allen Furr (Photo: Hot Springs National Park)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A Lonsdale man was sentenced to three years in federal prison, two years of probation, and ordered to pay restitution to cover the medical bills of his victim following a vicious attack along Gorge Road March 5, 2012.
According to Hot Springs National Park Ranger John Hughes, Bobby Allen Furr, 34, was sentenced in court Friday for 3rd degree assault domestic battery.
When the attack happened, rangers said motorists called 911 to report a brutal attack happening near the Gulpha Gorge Campground in Hot Springs National Park. They said Furr was beating a woman while standing next to a parked vehicle and that a small child was present at the scene.
"Witnesses said they felt she was being murdered right in front of them. One witness reported that at one point when the victim could no longer stand up and fell to the ground, Furr picked her back up and placed against the truck so that he could continue to beat on her. It was a brutal and savage beating of a woman in the presence of a young child," he said.
Hughes said witnesses saw Furr flee the scene on foot into the woods; Furr was taken into custody later when he tried to get his vehicle out of impound.
Furr was already on probation for a similar attack in Saline County, Ark.
The woman and child were taken to Mercy Hospital by LifeNet for treatment.