Man Arrested in Abduction of Wife has Violent Past

Man Arrested in Abduction of Wife has Violent Past

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(Ogden-AP) -- The man arrested in the abduction of his wife at Weber State University this week is no stranger to the law.

Scott Rainford is a former reserve officer with the Ogden Police Department. The 34-year-old has had five protective orders filed against him since 1996, one of them filed by his estranged wife as recently as March.

He also served 90-days in Box Elder County jail for shooting cows.

Rainford is now in the Weber County jail facing felony charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and sexual assault. He is expected to be formally charged today.

Rainford was arrested Wednesday after police say he abducted his 34-year-old wife from the school and took her to a Kaysville motel where police found her tied up.

She was treated for her injuries.

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

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