By Rebecca Gannon
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:55 PM CDT, May 13, 2011
35 year old Brett Seacat lived in Kingman for most of his life. He graduated from Kingman High School in 1994.
Vashti Seacat filed with the courts for a divorce on April 14th. The paperwork granted Vashti exclusive possession of their dwelling, the Kingman house. The papers also state that if Brett, her husband, were to return to the residence without permission or invitation, it would be criminal trespass.
She served those papers to Brett two weeks later. Two days later, around 4 am Saturday April 30th, her home caught fire. Vashti died in the blaze. Brett and their two children made it out.
Seacat is well known by law enforcement. For about 10 years, he served with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.
Early on, he was listed in a wrongful death suit, but that was dismissed. From then on he worked on street beats, felony warrants and became a court guard. By 2008, he was promoted to deputy in the department. He left soon after to be an instructor at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Reno County.
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