DEVELOPING – A mother of five who had been missing since Saturday when witnesses claimed her estranged husband apparently forced her into an SUV bound and screaming was found alive on Monday, police confirmed.
Alisa Summers, 37, had a "cut wound" to her wrist that may require stitches when authorities found her and 39-year-old Trevor Steven Summers at The Inn at Little Harbor, investigators said. Trevor had a knife wound to his neck that was apparently self-inflicted, but officials said they didn't believe the injury was life-threatening.
Trevor was charged with kidnapping, grand theft auto and violation of a domestic violence injunction, although police said more charges could be added based on interviews with Alisa.
Officials said Trevor apparently manipulated the estranged couple's 14-year-old daughter into leaving the window open at her mother's house and then into driving her four siblings -- one just 3 years old -- to another location, allowing Trevor access to Alisa.
Alisa was "petrified" of Trevor, her mother told Fox 13. In the past seven months, the husband has pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges and had two domestic violence-related complaints lodged against him, The Tampa Bay Times added. Alisa accused Trevor of unspecified violence in October, two months before she filed for divorce, and again on Feb. 21, when she alleged that Trevor held her prisoner at knifepoint.
In the February case, Alisa told investigators Trevor eventually led her go, at which point she ran to a gas station and called police. However, Trevor was never arrested and, a day later, he filed a protective order against Alicia, accusing her of making up the story.
On Saturday night, witnesses claimed to have seen a man forcing a screaming, bound woman into an SUV outside a Walgreens pharmacy, and the alert citizens copied down the vehicle's license plate number. That allowed police to identify the SUV as belonging to Alisa and launch an intensive hunt for her.
A nearby resident at The Inn at Little Harbor on Monday recognized the vehicle's license plate from reports and called police to the scene, where they blocked off the only exit and were able to recover Alisa and take Trevor into custody.