Riverview man accused of trying to murder wife during kidnapping appears in court

Trevor Summers is accused of kidnapping and trying to murder his estranged wife, Alisa Summers.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The man accused of kidnapping his estranged wife, then trying to kill her multiple times, was in court Wednesday morning.

Trevor Summers faces a slew of charges including first-degree attempted murder and kidnapping.

He was dressed in a one-piece cover up, likely a suicide prevention suit.

The hearing lasted only a few minutes. Judge Paul Huey scheduled a bond hearing for March 20 at 10 a.m.

Earlier this week, Alisa Summers explained the terrifying two days she spent fighting to escape her husband, who allegedly sneaked into her home and kidnapped her.

“He told me he was going to take me and smuggle me out of the country and we were going to live.  Or we were going to die together,” she said.

She saw her first chance at freedom when they pulled into a Walgreen’s parking lot Saturday night.

“I struggled with my hands tied behind my back, to get myself free from the seat belt and unlock the door and just take off running and screaming.”

But, she said Trevor got to her first and shoved her back in her car.  It was at that Walgreen’s that an employee saw what was happening and recorded the tag number to send to authorities.

Alisa said he shoved her back in the car and took off.  At that point, he bought a local newspaper.

“He bought a newspaper in Manatee County,” said Alisa’s mom, Donna Waryga.  “He said, ‘page four, little paragraph.  No one cares about you, no one is looking for you.’”

Little did she know, a nationwide search was on.

Alisa and her family credit the Walgreen’s employee who reported her tag number and an acquaintance of Alisa’s who spotted her car at The Inn at Little Harbor and called authorities.

As deputies moved in, Alisa’s life flashed before her eyes again when she said Trevor pulled out a razor blade.

“I thought he was going to kill me. But, he started cutting his throat over and over. [He said] that he loved me enough to lay down his life for me,” said Summers in an interview with News Channel 8.

The judge required Summers to remain in jail until the hearing next week.

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