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Police make arrest in Grantsville attempted murder

By | Posted - Jan. 11, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.

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![]( Michelle Gallegos
GRANTSVILLE -- Police have arrested a Murray woman in connection with a kidnapping and attempted murder in Granstville last week. Detectives believe Michelle Gallegos helped a group kidnap a man from a motel in Midvale on Friday. They then took him to a field in Grantsville where they tried to shoot him, but the gun jammed and the man ran to a nearby house for help.

The home's resident, Robbie Fackrell, held the stranger at gunpoint, not knowing if he was in danger himself as he listened to the man's story.

He recalled some of that story to KSL News on Saturday. "He felt the gun on the back of his head because he said they were going to shoot him in the back of the head. He heard a click and the gun didn't go off," he said.

The man believes the group was after him because of what he told Cottonwood Heights police during a routine investigation at a chop shop in Midvale.

Midvale police are investigating the kidnapping while the Metro Gang Unit and Grantsville police are investigating the attempted murder of the man, as the crimes fall within different jurisdictions. Police believe the assailants may be involved with gang activity but do not believe this crime was in any way related to gang retaliation.

Police are still looking for the others who were involved.


Story compiled with contributions from Wendy Leonard and the news team.

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