Posted on Tue, Oct. 18, 2011
last updated: October 18, 2011 12:48:09 PM
A Washington state man reportedly upset with his 16-year-old daughter because she went to Puyallup without parental approval Saturday night is accused of forcing her to suit up in armor and then beating her with a wooden sword for two hours until she could no longer stand, according to the Thurston County Sheriffs Office.
The father, identified as Freemon Everett Seay, 38, is a Renaissance fair enthusiast. He also donned armor and gave her a wooden sword before the assault, Thurston County sheriffs Lt. Greg Elwin said.
Ive never seen anything like this, Elwin said.
Seay was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon early Sunday at his home in the 19000 block of 135th Lane Southeast outside of Yelm, Elwin said. Seays wife, Julie May Seay, 42, also was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon as an accessory, Elwin said.
According to court papers, Seay told sheriffs deputies that his daughter was at a crack house earlier that night.
At a court hearing Monday, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor ordered Freemon Seay held at the Thurston County Jail and set his bail at $10,000. He cannot have contact with the 16-year-old, according to Tabors order. He also cant have contact with any children without the supervision of a responsible adult.
Julie Seays bail was set at $5,000. She also was in custody at the Thurston County Jail on Monday. She also is not allowed to have contact with her daughter, according to the judges order. She cannot have contact with any minor children unless she is being supervised by a responsible adult, Tabor also ordered.
Julie Seay works full time at the Loving and Learning Childcare Center, court papers state. She is the 16-year-olds stepmother, according to court papers.
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