PITTSBURG, KANSAS – On Saturday, July 3rd, 2021, around 07:17 a.m., officers with the Pittsburg Police Department received a phone call from an anonymous person who reported their friend was battered by a significant other overnight. However, the caller would not provide the location of the victim.
At 07:36 a.m., dispatch received a call from the victim, who would not initially disclose her exact location, for fear the suspect would find her. Officers eventually met with the victim around the area of 800 block of S. Joplin St., in Pittsburg.
Officers transported the victim to the police station where she was interviewed. The victim stated that overnight her significant other, 24-year-old Sean M. Wolsey, of Pittsburg, placed his hands around her neck and strangled her to the point where she nearly lost consciousness. The victim stated that she attempted to escape the residence through a window, but Mr. Wolsey caught her and pulled her back into the residence. Eventually the victim was able to escape.
Officers attempted to contact Mr. Wolsey at 801 S. Joplin St, Apt B, in Pittsburg. Officers could see individuals inside looking through the curtains, but the door was not answered. Officers also attempted to contact Mr. Wolsey by phone, however the phone was not answered.
The Pittsburg Police Department’s Special Response Team was activated. A search warrant was obtained for the person of Mr. Wolsey at 801 S. Joplin St., Apt. B., which was subsequently served by the Special Response Team. Mr. Wolsey was located within the residence and was taken into custody without further incident.
Mr. Wolsey was arrested and transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking. He was arrested for felony aggravated kidnapping, felony aggravated battery, felony possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Wolsey also had an active arrest warrant for him through the Crawford County District Court. Mr. Wolsey is being held in lieu of a $100,000.00 bond.
A 17-year-old juvenile was also located in the residence and was taken into police protective custody.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.