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TULSA, Okla. - An Arkansas man knew his parents were in trouble long before they faced down an Oklahoma murder suspect on an East Texas road.
Samuel Peebles Jr. had seen the "Most Wanted" photos of Scott James Eizember. He knew someone had tried to call Eizember's former girlfriend from his mother's cell phone.
He also knew what Eizember did not - that Dr. Samuel and Suzanne Peebles never traveled without a gun. They kept it for protection.
"It's something we do here in the South," the younger Peebles said Monday.
For 37 days, Eizember had been the subject of a manhunt in northeast Oklahoma. He was accused of killing an elderly Depew, Okla., couple, beating another woman and wounding a 16-year-old boy. Authorities described him as psychotic and expressed fears their suspect would kill again.
But the 54-year-old Nashville, Ark., emergency room doctor and his 50-year-old wife, a registered nurse, saw only someone in need when they came upon Eizember lying on or along a road near Waldron, Ark., Sunday afternoon. He appeared injured.
They did what people knew them to do in such situations - offered help, their son said.
"He has stopped and helped several people in accidents and car wrecks," Peebles said of his father.
After feigning injury and gaining access to the couple's van, he said, Eizember pulled a gun and forced the couple to drive south "toward Mexico, where he said he wanted to go."
He also made a call on the Peebles' cell phone - to his former girlfriend in Depew, Okla., the woman law officers believe he was stalking, Peebles Jr. said.
Eizember was suspected of killing A.J. and Patsy Cantrell on Oct. 18 to use their home to watch the neighboring home of Kathy Biggs' mother.
The call alerted law officers who contacted the Peebles' family to tell them they believed the couple had fallen into danger.
"We knew he had them, but we didn't know where they were," Peebles Jr. said.
The wait for news was agonizing.
Meanwhile, the younger Peebles said his father tried to reason with the couple's abductor. He finally persuaded Eizember to let him stop to use the restroom along a rural road in East Texas.
That's when the doctor grabbed the .22-caliber pistol his wife kept in the driver's side door panel.
He fired four shots, three of them striking Eizember, Peebles Jr. said. The fourth was a misfire.
Eizember lunged at Peebles, overpowering the 5-8, 180-pound doctor, his son said. Peebles Sr. broke his thumb when he jammed it into Eizember's gun in an attempt to prevent it from going off.
The suspect beat the doctor in the head with his gun so hard the gun broke, authorities said. The suspect then turned on Mrs. Peebles and beat her.
Authorities caught up with a wounded Eizember about 10 miles away. Angelina County Sheriff Kent Henson said Eizember confessed to the slayings as well as the abduction of the Peebles.
The Peebles were treated and released at a Lufkin, Texas, hospital and spent a day recuperating at a hotel before returning home, their son said.
He called them heroes.
"We are so happy to have them coming home," Peebles Jr. said. "This is going to be one of our greatest Thanksgivings."
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