Breaking News Emails
The father and son accused of kidnapping and assaulting a family of five over the weekend will fight extradition from Wyoming back to Utah, where authorities say the crimes took place.
In their first court appearance Monday, Dereck Harrison, 22, and Flint Harrison, 51, were ordered held on $750,000 cash bail until their next court appearance, Centerville Police Lt. Von Steenblik said in a statement.
Steenblik also said that the Harrisons "chose not to waive extradition" to Utah — meaning they vowed to fight leaving Wyoming.
Also Monday, authorities released audio from the 911 call that alerted law enforcement in Davis County, north of Salt Lake City, to what was later described as a plot to lure a mother and her four daughters — ages 13 to 18 — to a fake barbecue last Tuesday.
Once the family arrived, they were taken to a basement and bound with duct tape and zip ties; the mother was beaten with a baseball bat.
At least one of the girls broke free and dialed 911 on her cell phone. Initially, she spoke so fast the dispatcher had to repeatedly ask her to slow down.
"They tied us up in the basement, and they tried to beat us with a bat," the girl said, according to audio posted on NBC affiliate KSL.
She added that the elder man had a shotgun and her mother was “bleeding a lot.”
The men fled to Wyoming, although by Saturday night, Flint had begun cooperating with the authorities and led them to his son’s remote camp site. They each face five counts of aggravated assault and kidnapping.