Wichita police state 58-year-old Anthony Seymour abducted and physically assaulted a 15-year-old girl who was leading home from a local Dillons store on Monday night. (Nov. 19, 2019) Courtesy photo Sedgwick County Jail
A lady’s GPS tracking device on a girl’s phone supported Wichita police catch the intimate offender accused of kidnapping and forcing the child as she led home from Dillons last month.
Anthony Craig Seymour, 58, is charged with various crimes in connection to the Nov. 18 abduction and physical assault of a 15-year-old girl. He is charged in Sedgwick County District Court with intensified kidnapping, molestation, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated burglary and criminal possession of a weapon by a sentenced felon.
Seymour is a lifetime recorded physical intercourse offender in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s registry for a 2004 punishment in Sedgwick County for the molestation of a 14-year-old girl.
An affidavit was inscribed by a Wichita Police Department detective and issued by the court details the inquiry that led to his November arrest.
The 15-year-old girl reported police investigators that she was leading to the Dillons store at Douglas and Hillside when a guy in a dark-colored car yelled at her “you’re too cute to run over.” She had never viewed the man before and called a fellow before going into the store to utilize the restroom.
The girl said she then began to walk home while still on the phone with the fellow. She told her friend that she noticed the man in the car and that she was terrified he was going to follow her, so she began to run across the parking lot.
The guy pulled his car in the face of her, the girl told the police. He then put a knife upon her throat and grabbed her by her hair, taking her into the passenger seat of the wheels.
The girl had an incoming call on her receiver, and she told the guy that he should answer it because the caller will trace her phone. A struggle succeeded, but the girl stopped fighting for the phone after she thought what she held was a knife poking her belly.
The girl informed the police that she claimed the man if he wanted cash, and he responded with “no, I want fun.” She told police that she was scared he was going to murder her. The man then ran to the 300 blocks of North Volusia, where he physically assaulted the girl.
Meantime, the lady who had called the girl was on the phone with 911 to report a probable abduction. She told dispatchers that when the call was picked, she heard the voice of an anonymous man yelling “get in the (expletive) car” and the girl responding “no” before the call disconnected. The lady used a GPS tracker on the girl’s phone to track her to the 300 blocks of North Volutsia, which is a few blocks of the Dillons store.
Two officers came in the range to find a vehicle moving without its lights on. The girl then rolled down the glass and tried to flag down the officer. Carrying only a shirt and a bra, she jumped out of the going car, which ran over her hand. The guy drove away, and the girl was taken to Wesley Medical Center.
The lady tracked the girl’s phone, which was still in the vehicle, to a business parking lot about a block south of the Dillons. Employees of the business provided police to view CCTV video, which revealed a car pulling into the parking lot and the driver dropping the phone from his glass. Police got a tag number, which was recorded to Seymour.
Police went to Seymour’s home residence in the 1900 block of North Lorraine, which is registered in the KBI’s offender registry. The vehicle was in the driveway, and officers were capable to see in plain view that a knife and the girl’s belongings were inside.
Seymour came out of his house and talked with the police, who took him in for inquest. He told inspectors that someone had borrowed his car while he was getting high at his bro’s house. He then denied speaking further without an attorney.
He continues held in the Sedgwick County Jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.