On Saturday, August 28, 2021 at about 3:55 a.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to Plains Regional Medical Center to contact a victim of a hit and run motor vehicle crash.
In a press release from Clovis Police Department, released Tuesday August 31, 2021, during the course of the investigation Officers discovered the injured person, a 37-year-old female, had been the victim of domestic violence.
The release continues as follows:
The suspect of the domestic violence was identified as Sean Omey (26 years of age). Officers were told Omey was in possession of the victim’s 1 year old child. When he returned to the hospital to recover the victim, Officers attempted a traffic stop of his vehicle. Omey then fled from Officers who were not allowed to pursue the vehicle because the action would endanger the 1-year-old child.
Officers assigned to the call were directed to return to the Police Department to generate an arrest warrant for Sean Omey, and an Emergency Domestic Violence Order which would be served on him once he was located. Other Officers assigned to the shift searched for Sean Omey, but did not locate him.
At about 8:07 a. m.,on the same day, a homeowner in the 3000 block of Las Palomas called Clovis Police Department Dispatch, stating a vehicle had been abandoned on the roadway in front of their home,
that there was a baby in the car and no other persons in the area. On arrival to the scene Officers immediately identified this was the same car that had been driven by Sean Omey and the 1-year-old child in the vehicle was the domestic violence victim’s child. The child who had been abandoned in the vehicle was turned over to their mother. Officers attempted to locate Omey, but were unsuccessful.
On August 31, 2021, at about 7:17 a.m., information was relayed about a possible location for Sean Omey in the 3100 block of La Luz Road. Officers contacted the occupants of a home and were told Sean Omey was not at the residence. Information was developed and Detectives returned to the
Department to generate a search warrant for the home. At about 10:49 a.m., a resident of the home allowed Officers to search for him. Omey was located within the home, hiding in a hollowed-out box spring in one of the home’s bedrooms. Omey was taken into custody without further incident.
Sean Omey was arrested for Kidnapping, Aggravated Fleeing from a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Battery Against a Household Member, Abandonment or Abuse of a Child, and Interference with Communications.
Sean Omey is currently being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center.