Man jailed after 8-year-old girl escapes attempted abduction

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Wichita police say a man trying to kidnap an 8-year-old girl ran away when she started screaming.
Police Capt. Brent Allred said the girl was playing outside a Wichita motel Sunday with her 8-year-old cousin when a man identified as 39-year-old Daniel Withrow grabbed her and forced her into a storage shed. He says Withrow ran when the girl screamed. She was not physically hurt.
Police say Withrow is a lawn maintenance subcontractor. Alldred said the girl didn’t know him. The Wichita Eagle reports Kansas prison records show he was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child in a 1999 Reno County case. He also has prior criminal gun possession and drug convictions.
Allred remained in the Sedgwick County Jail Tuesday on suspicion of kidnapping. His bond is $100,000.
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