A 19-year-old man is in jail for attempted murder and kidnapping, after a fight with his girlfriend Monday night.
Wichita police were called to a home in the 3900 block of North Litchfield, near 37th and Seneca, around 10 p.m. Monday. They found a 17-year-old female who was wet and appeared to be shaken up. Officered learned she was involved in an argument with the 19-year-old close to a pond in the same area. During the argument, the 17-year-old was reportedly hit by the suspect, drug to the pond, and had her head held underwater.
The 19-year-old eventually let her go and ran off. He was found soon after and was arrested without a fight.
Officials did not say what the two had been arguing about.
The Wichita Police Department is urging anyone in an abusive relationship to take advantage of the following resources.
- Sedgwick County, 911;
- Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter, 263-6000;
- Wichita Family Crisis Center, 267-7233;
- Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, 263-3002;
- StepStone, 265-1611; or
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office also has a list of resources available, along with a tool to let people find the custody status of a potential abuser.