HEBER CITY — A man is in police custody following an attempted kidnapping in Wasatch County. Officers arrested Shane Black, 47, after a witness claimed that he tried to push a woman into his vehicle at a Heber City convenience store on Saturday evening.
Heber City police said Black made an attempt to forcibly take an adult female from the 7-Eleven at 800 South Main Street. Police say the victim was able to pull away as Black was attempting to shove her into his vehicle — a white van. Police say a customer intervened when he noticed what was happening, prompting Black to get back into his vehicle and flee. The victim was unharmed.2 comments on this story
After an emergency call to 9-1-1, law enforcement from several agencies began searching for the vehicle. A Utah Highway Patrol trooper eventually located the van just north of Heber City, and initiated a traffic stop. Black was taken into custody and booked into the Wasatch County Jail.
Heber City police arrested Black on one count of attempted kidnapping — a third degree felony. The Utah Highway patrol added other violations, including felony DUI, an Interlock violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, having an open alcohol container in the vehicle and a traffic violation.
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