2 suspects arrested in Millcreek kidnapping

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MILLCREEK— Two men are in jail in connection with the kidnapping of a man and woman in Millcreek Tuesday night.

Dashaun Hinton, 19, and Geoffrey Taylor, 28, were booked into the Salt Lake County Jail. Police originally said there were three suspects, but now say only two people were involved.

Unified Police Department Lt. Don Hutson said they entered the home of the owners of Monarch Coins Tuesday night. They bound the wife, then one suspect left with the husband, forcing him into the driver's seat of his own vehicle.

As they were driving down 3900 South, the hostage crashed into the police substation in order to alert authorities of the crisis.

"That was pretty brave on his part," Hutson said. "It looks like this worked out."

"Seconds after the crash, someone exited the car from the passenger side and ran really quickly down the street on 39th South, past the police building and then immediately one of the officers came out the front door," said Kathleen Barrett,"and I screamed to him that he was, the suspect was running down the street."

Police captured Hinton about half a block from the scene of the accident and arrested Taylor shortly after that.

There was a trail of evidence, including a gun found between the site of the crash and where Hinton was captured.

Hutson said the victims very traumatized, especially since it appears the suspects knew a lot about them prior to the kidnapping. The couple were not seriously injured, according to police.


Story compiled with contributions from Molly Farmer and Sarah Dallof.


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