West Jordan man jailed on kidnapping and rape charges

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A West Jordan man is in jail, facing kidnapping and rape charges after prosecutors say he assaulted a woman and kept her hostage for three days.

Court documents filed Thursday say the woman was visiting 50-year-old Patrick Raymond Yazzie in January when he began drinking. Police say he attacked her with a hammer, raped her and carried her back to his home when she tried to leave.

Prosecutors say the woman was able to call her mother, who took her to the hospital.

Yazzie is being held at Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of aggravated kidnapping, rape and aggravated assault.

No attorney was listed for Yazzie in court records Friday and a message left at a phone number listed under his name was not immediately returned.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast