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2 forced couple to drive all over Utah County at gunpoint, charges say

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PROVO — Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against two people accused of forcing a couple at gunpoint to drive them all around Utah County and threatening to kill them.

Timothy Michael Deelon Williams, 32, of Spanish Fork, and Misty May Decker, 25, of Springville, are charged in 4th District Court with aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated kidnapping, first-degree felonies.

On Sept. 8, a man and woman agreed to drive Williams and Decker from Provo to Payson. After arriving in Payson, Williams asked to be driven to other locations and the couple drove him and Decker to various locations in Payson and Spanish Fork over the next several hours, according to charging documents.

When the victims became suspicious of what was going on, they started to drive back to Provo and asked the suspects to get out of the car.

That’s when Williams pulled out a gun and “said that the victims would take him wherever he wanted to go,” the charges state.

Williams then had the man drive them to another location in Provo, and “did not take the gun away from the victims’ heads until they arrived at the location in Provo,” according to the charges.

After arriving, Williams took the keys from the ignition, unloaded his property, and then “threw the victims’ keys at the male victim and told the victims that this wasn’t over and that ... Williams and his friends would destroy the victims’ car and ... leave their daughter parentless,” the charges state.

In addition to robbery and kidnapping charges, Williams faces an additional charge of being a restricted person in possession of a firearm, a second-degree felony.

Williams has previously been convicted of robbery and attempted aggravated robbery, court documents state.