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Heber man charged with kidnapping, robbery

Heber man charged with kidnapping, robbery



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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Heber man has been charged with robbing and kidnapping two men and threatening to harm them if they did not do as he instructed.

Jose Castrejon Sosa, 19, is accused of approaching two men who were walking near 7200 South and State Street on Nov. 1, and asking to use a cell phone, according to charges filed Monday in 3rd District Court. After using one of their phones, he placed it in his pocket and told them "they needed to stay with him and that their lives depended on it," charges state.

He allegedly took them to Chuck-A-Rama at 6200 South and State Street and told them he kept a gun under the sink in the men's restroom, according to police. He went into the bathroom and when he returned told the men he had a gun in his pocket that had no safety, charges state.

Sosa took a ring from one of the men, then walked with them to another restaurant and took one of their wallets, charges state.

Sosa was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, and two counts of aggravated kidnapping, all first degree felonies.

E-mail: mfarmer@desnews.com


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Molly Farmer

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