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Kidnapping suspect requests evaluation

A Bluefield man that used a woman as a shield during a standoff will be back in court in August.

Harry Lee Smith has been charged with two counts of kidnapping, three counts of wanton endangerment and one count of breaking and entry. 

Police say Smith was armed on his porch and was holding a woman hostage. 

Smith appeared today in front of Judge William J. Sadler at the Mercer County Courthouse. Smith’s lawyer requested he receive a psychiatric evaluation. 

A full motion hearing is scheduled  for August 23rd. 
 

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