Dad And Son Held For Kidnapping Five Women

A father and son accused of kidnapping a woman and her four teenage daughters have been taken into custody following a days-long manhunt.

Dereck James “DJ” Harrison, 22, was arrested in Wyoming late on Saturday, authorities said.

His father, 51-year-old Flint Harrison, had surrendered to police several hours earlier.

The pair had been the target of a manhunt since Tuesday when they allegedly lured the woman and her daughters – aged between 13 and 18 – to a home in Utah and tied them up in the basement.

Police in Centerville, north of Salt Lake City, said the suspects were armed with a shotgun and a baseball bat, which they allegedly used to assault the mother.

At some point the girls were able to break free from their restraints and managed to flee the house and call 911.

The mother was also able to break free and fled to a neighbouring home for help.

The woman and the girls were taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators said the Harrisons planned the kidnappings because they believed the mother had reported their drug use to police.

Authorities said the father and son had been using methamphetamine heavily over the course of several days before they assaulted the family.

They face multiple charges, including aggravated kidnapping and possession of a controlled substance.

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