Man arrested after attempted carjacking at QuikTrip in northeast Wichita

(Source: Sedgwick County Jail)

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Police arrested a 33-year-old-man after an attempted carjacking Wednesday at a QuikTrip in northeast Wichita.

Officers responded just before 1 a.m. for a report of a carjacking at the Quiktrip in the 3800 block of north Rock Road.

Two women reported being approached by Randy Sturgis who said he had escaped from federal prison and wanted a ride.

When the women refused, Sturgis said he had a knife and tried to put them in the vehicle. Both were able to break free and run into the QuikTrip to call police.

Sturgis got into the vehicle, and tried to drive it but was unsuccessful. He took a cellphone belonging to one of the women and fled on foot.

Officers arrived in the area, and after a brief chase were able to arrest Sturgis.

"Through the investigation, police learned Sturgis had walked away from the Federal Halfway House in 3800 block of north Toben shortly before the incident had occurred," said Officer Charley Davidson.

Sturgis was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping, burglary, theft and interference with a law enforcement officer.