PITTSBURG — Four people were arrested early Tuesday morning after a report of what looked like a kidnapping.
According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, at about 1:13 a.m., Tuesday PPD received a call about a female screaming and being forced into a white Chevy Impala at 20th Street and the U.S. Highway 69 bypass.
An officer located and stopped the car in the 100 block of W. 22nd Street.
Two men and two women were located in the vehicle. One of the men was found to be holding a sawed off shotgun in his lap, which was quickly seized by officers. The other man was in possession of a flare gun, which was also seized.
Several baggies of methamphetamine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana and prescription medication were allegedly found.
Arrested at the scene were Chad G. Stewart, 47, of Wichita, William F. Askew II, 37, of Pittsburg, Tiffany A. Murray, 31, and Heather L. Harvey, 30, of Pittsburg.
Stewart has been charged with criminal use of a weapon, distribution of a hallucinogenic, distribution of opiates, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture a controlled substance and felony obstruction. Additionally Stewart has a warrant from Jasper County, Missouri. He is being held without bond in the Crawford County Jail.
Askew is facing charged of possession of opiates, felony obstruction and failure to appear. He is being held on $8,045.50 bond.
Harvey was charged with possession of opiates and possession of drug paraphernalia. She has been released on $3,000 bond.
Murray has been charged with possession of opiates and possession of marijuana. She is being held on $3,000 bond.
It was unclear at press time if either of the women was actually in the car against their will.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at the tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.