Appeal rejected in Arkansas dentist attack case

MENA, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a dentist sentenced to 52 years in prison after attacking a patient.

The Southwest Times Record reports ( ) the court rejected the appeal from 52-year-old David Van Winkle on Wednesday. He was convicted in October 2013 of aggravated residential burglary, kidnapping, first-degree stalking and terroristic threatening.

Van Winkle had argued there was insufficient evidence to convict him.

Authorities say Van Winkle broke into the home of one of his patients and waited for her with a pistol. They say he bound her hands and threatened her before she escaped to a neighbor's house.

Information from: Southwest Times Record,

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