Police have located missing Delaware man awaiting sentencing for Jan. 6 insurrection
Seefried breached the U.S. Capitol, waving a Confederate flag during the Jan. 6 insurrection. His son Hunter was sentenced to prison on Monday.
Police have called off a search for the Delaware man who waved a Confederate flag while breaching the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
At about 6:30 a.m. Friday, state police announced that Kevin Seefried, 53, of the Sussex County town of Laurel, was missing. According to police, a Gold Alert had been issued for him because his family “had concern for his safety and well-being.”
Seefried had last been seen sometime Thursday in the nearby Dagsboro area, police said Friday morning. But attempts since then to locate or contact Seefried had not been successful.
But at 1:15 p.m. Friday, police called off the Gold Alert and said simply that Seefried “has been located.” Neither of the releases on Friday made any mention of Seefried’s connection to the insurrection.
Police did not immediately respond to questions about when, where, or how they found Seefried.
His brief disappearance came as he awaits sentencing in January for felony and misdemeanor crimes for breaking into the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 with his son Hunter.
On Monday, Hunter Seefried, 24, was sentenced to two years in prison by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., for his role in the attack on what President Joe Biden has called the “cradle of liberty.”
Hunter Seefried was photographed removing broken glass from a window pane that had been shattered by others at the Capitol. The Seefrieds and others entered the building through that window.
Beyond Kevin Seefried marching around with the Confederate flag, both Seefrieds also “verbally confronted several Capitol police officers near the entrance to the U.S. Senate chambers,” federal prosecutors have said.
Hunter Seefried’s lawyer, Edson Bostic, has called the elder Seefried a domineering family figure who intimidated his wife, along with Hunter and Hunter’s girlfriend, to attend outgoing President Donald Trump’s Stop the Steal rally on the day Congress was set to certify Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
Bostic wrote in his sentencing memo filed in U.S. District court that Kevin Seefried “kept pushing his desire to go and to have his family attend with him. Kevin Seefried rules over his home with an ‘it’s my way or the highway attitude.’”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, which prosecuted both Seefrieds, referred questions about Seefried’s disappearance to Delaware authorities. A spokesman said Hunter Seefried had not yet reported to prison.
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