Butler County Times Gazette
  • Augusta Police arrest suspected kidnapper

  • A man accused of abducting his own daughter at gunpoint in Pittsburg was arrested in Augusta Friday night and is still in the Butler County Jail
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  • A man accused of abducting his own daughter at gunpoint in Pittsburg was arrested in Augusta Friday night and is still in the Butler County Jail.
    Alvin Bernard Holmes III is still being held in El Dorado on $100,000 detainer bond while awaiting a transfer to the Crawford County Jail.
    According to a press release from Pittsburg Police Lt. Cris Hatcher, the eastern Kansas police department was notified of a parental kidnapping in Pittsburg at 7:15 p.m., Friday.
    “During the course of the investigation, it was reported that Alvin Bernard Holmes III had taken his six year old daughter from her mother at gunpoint,” the release stated. It went on to say that Holmes, a Wichita resident, “left the area possibly in route to Wichita in a dark blue Mercedes passenger car.”
    The Pittsburg Police sent out an attempt to locate notice to departments across the state.
    Just after 9 p.m., Augusta Officer Linden Blank made contact with Holmes and his daughter in the 600 block of 7th St. Officer Blank arrested Holmes and transported him to the Butler County Jail where he remains.
    Holmes was officially charged Monday with four counts. They include:
    • Kidnapping
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Endangering a child
    • and Domestic criminal damage to property.
    The investigation is still ongoing and the Pittsburg Police ask that anyone with information relating to this crime report it to 620-231-1700. Callers may remain anonymous.
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