Trucker stopped in Minn. accused of kidnapping
Published 10:19 am Tuesday, December 3, 2013
MOORHEAD — A truck driver from Utah is accused of holding a 19-year-old relative against her will while the two traveled across country.
The 53-year-old man from Salt Lake City was arrested last week at a truck scale outside of Moorhead, Minn.
A Minnesota state trooper discovered a Florida warrant for the man’s arrest. The man was charged in Clay County court with kidnapping, false imprisonment and domestic abuse.
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Prosecutor Brian Melton tells KFGO-AM the woman was held captive for seven months while she traveled with the man.
The woman, who was in the truck, asked to be taken to a Moorhead homeless shelter.