Police searching for additional suspects in a kidnapping case; Lawrence man in custody, accused of committing multiple crimes while out on bond

photo by: Kim Callahan/Journal-World

A Lawrence Police Department patrol vehicle is pictured June 28, 2022.

Lawrence police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with an alleged kidnapping that occurred on Monday morning, and they are searching for additional suspects.

According to a news release from the Lawrence Police Department Wednesday afternoon, police found a 65-year-old man Monday morning in a nearby city — they did not identify the city — and the man said he had been kidnapped from his residence in the 4600 block of Nicklaus Drive in Lawrence.

Investigators identified 20-year-old Tahreon Lamont Allen as a suspect, surrounded his workplace on Tuesday, then took him into custody after a short foot pursuit, according to the release.

Allen was booked into the Douglas County Jail around 5:30 p.m. He was arrested at 101 McDonald Drive, the address for Hallmark Cards, according to the jail booking log.

Allen was arrested on suspicion of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated burglary and possession of a stolen firearm.

He was free on a $10,000 surety bond in connection with the theft of a Mercedes Benz and burglary of a home in the 4600 block of Nicklaus Drive. He was arrested for that incident on May 17. Those crimes are alleged to have occurred on Oct. 21, 2022. He is also facing charges in Geary County, including felony theft of a motor vehicle in connection with an incident on Oct. 28, 2022, and was free on a $3,000 bond in that case, according to court records.

Police declined to release more information about the alleged kidnapping.

“This investigation is still very active, and releasing additional details right now could significantly hamper our efforts,” the release said.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has declined to release Allen’s booking photo.


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