Man Charged in Weekend Kidnapping

Man Charged in Weekend Kidnapping

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The man accused of kidnapping a 19-year old woman at gunpoint over the weekend has been charged with aggravated kidnapping.

Police say 22-year old Benjamin Marques followed 19-year old Alma Olivia Majarrez out of the parking lot of a convenience store early Sunday morning.

He stopped her and ordered her into his car at gunpoint.

An off-duty officer on Interstate-15 saw Marques' car driving erratically and the two fighting inside. When Marques pulled over onto the side of the highway, the off-duty officer pulled over. Marques was arrested soon after.

He was also charged with two counts of aggravated assault, obstructing justice and tampering with a witness. All of the charges are felonies.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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