WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A suspect has been arrested after a report of an abduction in south Wichita Monday afternoon.
According to the Wichita Police Department, it started around 12:30 p.m. when officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Mt. Vernon St. for a report of a disturbance/abduction.
When officers arrived, they spoke to witnesses who reported seeing two men arguing with a 33-year-old woman and forcibly placing her in a vehicle and leaving the area.
Police located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect ran from the police.
Officers chased the vehicle to North Madison Avenue and East 10th Street North, where the suspect fled on foot. They were apprehended nearby.
The victim was not hurt.
An investigation revealed the suspect, a 26-year-old man from Haysville, confronted his girlfriend, the 33-year-old victim, over an unknown circumstance. He told her to get in the car, and she refused, so he and another man grabbed her and put her in the vehicle.
The suspect was arrested on the charges of aggravated assault, criminal restraint, eluding a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, and driving while suspended stemming from an abduction/ disturbance investigation.
“Thanks to the help of two witnesses, WPD was able to quickly response to the area and captured the suspect and freed the victim. Thank you Wichita for your help,” said the WPD in a tweet.
While police searched the area, Spaght Science & Communications Magnet school, located at 2316 E. 10th St., was locked down. The lockdown did not last long and was lifted once the suspect was arrested.