Police arrested a man Monday morning for allegedly assaulting and abducting his estranged wife in Bountiful, with the intent to take her across the country.
Just before midnight Sunday, a concerned family member called the Bountiful police about two missing relatives a woman and her 14-year-old son. Officers went to their home, but did not find any signs of a crime, according to a police news release. Investigators looked for the two, but did not find them.
Then by 9:54 a.m. Monday, the woman's mother received a text from the woman saying that her estranged husband had beaten and abducted her, the release adds. She sent the text from the Green River-Moab area, some 200 miles from her home.