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Out of prison for only three days, tries to kidnap a child

Just three days after he was released from prison, twenty-eight-year-old Corey Tyler Owens, of Sedalia has been charged with attempting to kidnap a 10-year-old girl.

Owens is jailed on $250,000 bond on charges of first-degree kidnapping, possession of a controlled substance, third-degree assault and resisting arrest.

Owens was arrested over the weekend in Sedalia after he was paroled on drug and theft charges. Charging documents say the manager of a halfway house saw Owens push the girl against a van and another person in the house heard the girl shout, “He’s trying to take me.”

Several people then tackled Owens and held him until police arrived.

The girl had been visiting her 9-year-old cousin at the home where Owens was staying.

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