Tekamah couple kidnapped boys because they didn’t have a ‘good mother,’ documents say
A Nebraska man accused of abducting two boys and prompting an Amber Alert is facing federal charges.
A Nebraska man accused of abducting two boys and prompting an Amber Alert is facing several charges.
Authorities say 30-year-old Tanner Joel Leichleiter was taken into custody Monday after a short pursuit that ended near Wichita, Kansas.
The boys – ages four and seven – were found safe after being taken from Tekamah Sunday night.
Investigators say Leichleiter’s wife, Nora Gilda Guevara Tirana, was taking care of the boys when her daughter – the boys’ mother – got into an argument with the couple. The boys’ mother told investigators she believed the argument began because she did not show Leichleiter “respect” and because Leichleiter and Guevara Tirana did not think was a “good mother.”
Guevara Tirana then allegedly smashed the boys’ mother’s cellphone, smart watch and computer with a hammer and held her in a bedroom, according to court documents.
After the couple left, the boys’ mother went to a gas station and called police to report her sons as being kidnapped.
Sedgwick County deputies stopped Leichleiter and found the boys and a number of loaded firearms in the vehicle.
Guevara Tirana was also arrested and faces charges in connection with the incident.