On May 15th 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Dothan Police responded to a report of a possible kidnapping at the Flying J Truck Stop located in the 2100 block of Ross Clark Circle. Reports were that an elderly female was locked in the back of a truck in the parking lot.
Police arrived on scene and located a Penske moving truck parked in the back corner of the parking lot. Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Jeffery Eric Seay (43) of Birmingham Alabama. Officers also located Seay’s mother, 68 year old Elizabeth Allen, locked in the rear compartment of the truck. Mrs. Allen was treated by paramedics at the scene for dehydration and other non- life threatening injuries.
Seay was taken to the Dothan Police Department for questioning. After interviews were completed it was confirmed that no kidnapping had occurred. Jeffery Eric Seay was arrested for Elderly Abuse 2nd Degree. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. A bond amount has not been set in this case.
All persons are innocent until proven guilty.