A Sandy woman was treated and released Sunday from Alta View Hospital for injuries suffered when she was assaulted by a man who threatened to kill her and bury her body in the desert, investigators say.
A 40-year-old man was booked into jail Sunday and is charged in 3rd Circuit Court with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; assault, a Class B misdemeanor; and aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony. Bail is set at $100,000.The woman reported she had fled from the man Saturday afternoon. Around midnight, however, he located her at a Midvale home, states a report filed with the Salt Lake County sheriff's office.
He broke down the door and is charged with assaulting a man who lives there. He found the woman in another room and dragged her out of the house by her hair, pummeling her face several times, the report states.
He threw her in his vehicle and drove south on I-15 to the Bluffdale exit, where he stopped and severely beat her in the abdomen, face, and thigh, the report states.
A corrections official arrived at the scene and stopped the beating, states a complaint filed in court.