Oklahoma Highway Patrol-Tonkawa, OK
Sunday evening Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers located a vehicle involved in a carjacking out of Wichita, Kansas.
A 6-year-old little girl was inside the vehicle when the suspect stole it.
Benjamin Kenneth Brady, 34 of Meridan, Kansas, was arrested on I-35 near mile marker 214 at The Pilot on Sunday evening about 90 minutes after the reported kidnapping. The suspect is accused of stealing the vehicle from a Wichita, Kansas liquor store with the child inside.
Trooper Tyler Langston #609 made the traffic stop at the Pilot Station on US 60 just west of I-35 in Tonkawa.
Trooper Robert Regnier #219 arrived shortly after to assist.
They were able to take the suspect into custody and secure the little girl, who was unharmed.
OHP says they are very thankful that troopers were able to bring this to a peaceful end.
Agency’s who assisted OHP included the Tonkawa Police Department, Kay County Sheriff’s Office and Tonkawa Tribal Police.
Brady is facing charges of attempting to elude officers, driving with a suspended license, failure to stop for law enforcement, unauthorized use of a vehicle and kidnapping and is being held at the Kay County Detention Center in Newkirk.
Bond is set at $250,000.
An initial appearance is scheduled for December 2 in Kay County District Court.