By Allen Edmonds
RAYMORE – A 59-year-old Raymore man is being held in the Cass County Jail in connection with the attempted abduction of a 7-year-old girl playing outside her home in the 500 block of North Foxridge Drive on Sunday afternoon.
Eric M. Kary, who has a listed address in the 1200 block of Granada, is being held on $100,000 cash only bond. An initial appearance before Associate Circuit Judge Mike Rumley is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday morning in Harrisonville.
According to a probable cause statement filed by Raymore Police, an officer was dispatched to the Foxridge residence at 2:01 p.m. Sunday, where a 37-year-old man reported that one of his three daughters ran inside from playing outside to inform him that a man had grabbed her 7-year-old sister by the arm and dragged her away from the residence.
The father told officers that he ran out of the home and observed the suspect in front of a neighboring residence, walking northbound, holding the girl by one arm. He said he ran to the man and grabbed his daughter while pushing the suspect away.
He told officers the man then stumbled back and proceeded to continue walking northbound on Foxridge. He then gave officers a physical description of the man.
The girl told officers that the man had hurt her when he grabbed her by the left arm, and that he scared her. She said the man told her to “come here, I want to show you something.”
Further investigation revealed that the man described lived at the Granada Street address, just around the corner from the scene of the abduction.
Contacted at his residence by officers, Kary denied grabbing the child, but admitted to being involved in an altercation with an adult male that lived nearby. He was “unable to provide a plausible reason” as to why the altercation took place, according to the affidavit.
He further told officers that he was walking home from a nearby restaurant where he had been consuming tequila when the incidence occurred. He said the altercation was about the man’s daughter, but he did not remember touching or talking to any of the girls when he walked past.
He told officers he had walked by the residence multiple times and that the girls “think I’m evil,” according to the affidavit.
Kary told officers he had never talked to any of the girls before, but during a previous time, he heard one of the girls say “eww, there he is,” as he walked by.