2nd suspect arrested in Pittsburg kidnapping, sexual assault

Fedor Lomax, Abdul Shoatz

Fedor Lomax (June mugshot), Abdul Shoatz (Sept. 2 mugshot)

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A second suspect in a Pittsburg kidnapping and sexual assault case turned himself in today.

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Shortly after noon on Friday, September 4, 2020, Fedor Lee Warren Lomax, 25, of Pittsburg turned himself in to law enforcement officers at the Pittsburg Police Department.

Officers arrested him for one count of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated intimidation of a victim. Lomax is in the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

The other suspect, Abdul Wali Shoatz, 24, of Pittsburg, made his first appearance in court. The 11th Judicial District Court of Crawford County increased his bond to $250,000.

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, a victim reported being held against their will for several hours and sexually assaulted by two males suspects earlier that morning.

Police investigated and arrested Abdul Wali Shoatz, 24, of Pittsburg around 6:50 p.m. that day. They requested charges of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated intimidation of a victim. Authorities are holding him in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

The Prosecutor’s Office says charges have been filed.

The Police Department asks anyone with information about this incident, or the whereabouts of Lomax, to contact them at 620-231-1700 or at their tip line, 620-231-8477 (TIPS).