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Man Arrested for Kidnapping Former Wife and Her Infant

Man Arrested for Kidnapping Former Wife and Her Infant

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HILDALE, Utah (AP) -- A Washington City man is facing kidnapping charges after forcing his former wife in the polygamous border town of Hildale into his truck.

It happened August 30th.

Thomas Vaughn Barlow is accused of assaulting his former wife and forcing her and her infant into his semitrailer truck.

He was arrested by Hildale police and has been charged with first-degree felony child kidnapping, second-degree felony kidnapping and three misdemeanor counts of abuse and assault.

The 45-year-old is in a Washington County correctional facility on 34-thousand dollars bond.

Most of the residents in Hildale and neighboring Colorado City, Arizona are members of the Fundamental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and practice polygamy.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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