October 19, 2012
You wouldn't know it, but 15 year-old Logan Burks was tied up and held hostage for hours Thursday afternoon by a convicted felon and suspected bank robber.
"It was kinda like CSI, Law and Order, something like that," said Burks during band practice Friday.
It all began when four suspects were involved in robbing this Intrust Bank in Valley Center. Police quickly arrested three of the suspects, but one ran from investigators, forcing a two and a half hour manhunt.
Burks was watching a movie in his Valley Center home when he heard a noise.
"I go out there and I peek out there," said Burk. "Some guy is right there and he's like, did you call the cops? I'm like no. "
The guy wasn't looking for help, but a place to hide. Burks says the suspect tied him up and kept him in his sister's bedroom. All the while, 98 officers from 12 agencies had the neighborhood blocked off searching for the suspect.
"When he tied me up, i was pretty scared. My heart was pounding. I felt sick, but i overcame it." said Burks.
"I tried to talk to him, but he wouldn't he wouldn't talk," said Burks. "He was like don't look at me. "
That's when Burks mom and dad began calling the house, worried about their son.
Burks dad so worried went to the house and got a highway patrol trooper. That's when investigators say the suspect ran out the back door and was eventually captured.
"The boy was uninjured, at least physically, but i'm sure it's something he'll remember for a long time," said Sedgwick County Sheriff's major Mike Oliver.
Burks says while it may have been the longest two hours of his life, he survived, and has a good story to tell. Now this high school freshman is focused on his marching band competition in Lawrence this weekend.