WICHITA, Kan. -- UPDATE: The man accused of breaking into an east Wichita apartment and taking his 6-month-old daughter from her mother last weekend has officially been charged.
On Friday, 23-year-old Quantezz Butler was charged in with kidnapping, child endangerment, aggravated battery to inflict great bodily harm, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, intimidating a witness, vandalism, flee and elude, various traffic offenses, and two probation violations.
Butler is accused of breaking into an apartment near Harry and Rock Road at around 3 a.m. on Saturday and taking Sanilah Mitchell-Butler from her mother. He returned the girl around 1 p.m. the same day.
His bail was set at 551,000.
A man accused of breaking into an apartment and taking his 6-month-old daughter from her mother is in jail.
The arrest follows a search that started about 3 a.m. Saturday and ended about 1 p.m.
Quantezz Butler is accused of breaking into an apartment near Harry and Rock Road and taking Sanilah Mitchell-Butler from her mother.
He returned the girl around 1 p.m. Saturday. Police said their main focus during the investigation was the welfare of the 6-month-old. Her dad said it was all a misunderstanding.
The baby's mother, Shon Mitchell said she had a protection from abuse order against Butler and he was not supposed to be at her apartment, but, she said, he broke in about 3 a.m. and took the couple's daughter.
"He kicked the door in, ran down the stairs with my daughter and went ahead and did whatever he did without me knowing," Mitchell said. "All she had on was a blanket."
That prompted Wichita Police to ask for the public's help locating the child. A little after 1 p.m. Butler returned with the baby.
"I just gave the baby back because I seen my name on the missing persons list and I don't want anything to do with that." Butler said.
However, Butler said he did not break in and that he did not take the baby without permission.
"I did not take my child and even if I did that's my child with my blood flowing through her veins," he said. "Her last name is my last name. That's my baby."
Police say they will not be releasing any new information about the case. However, Butler is now being held in the Sedgwick County Jail on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat and interference parental custody.
No bond amount has been set.