Sean E. Sanders Wiki
Sanders, who is originally from Los Angeles, was charged with kidnapping, attempted murder of a police officer, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
He allegedly admitted to kidnapping the victim against her will, assaulting her and trying to run over a police officer.
He is being held in Jefferson County jail on a $191,000 bond.
During his arrest, police also seized his three dogs that were inside the van. They have since been taken in by animal control officers and are safe and healthy.
The suspect, Sean E. Sanders, was arrested moments after the victim was released from the 1997 Ford Aerostar Cargo truck in Brookside on Sunday after a dramatic confrontation with the police. Authorities were alerted to the brutal kidnapping after a witness saw the woman bleeding from the head and shouting, “Help, he is going to kill me,” while they forced her into the Sanders van.
Sean E. Sanders Age
She is 51 years old.
Sean E. Sanders Kidnaped
The witness who first spotted the kidnapping drove after Sanders’ van as he frantically called 911 to provide police with details.
Responding officers with the Brookside Police Department later saw the van passing a church and tried to stop it but Sanders allegedly rammed into a witness and fled.
Police said they managed to block the Sanders van on a nearby road. Sanders is accused of trying to run over an officer before authorities fired at the truck that disabled the vehicle. Police said Sanders got into the back of the truck with the victim. The agents tried to negotiate with him for 35 minutes while he allegedly held the victim at knifepoint in the back of the truck. Sanders, who police say has a history of being arrested for assault and kidnapping, demanded that the officers kill him. Fearing an immediate danger to the victim, the officers said they made the decision to break into the back of the van.
Dramatic footage showed the officers using a taser to subdue Sanders before they were able to pull the terrified victim from the van.
The officers were filmed struggling as they dragged Sanders from the vehicle and placed him in handcuffs.
The victim told police that Sanders had planned to drag her into the forest and kill her. Police believe that the two may have known for possibly living on the streets. The victim was seriously injured in the test and was hospitalized. She remains in a stable condition after suffering cuts in the head and face. Two agents also suffered minor injuries during the arrest and were treated at the scene.
Sean E. Sanders Rescue Footage
Dramatic body camera footage captured the moment police in Brookside, Alabama were able to free a woman from a van after she was kidnapped and held at knifepoint by her captor on Sunday