A West Valley man was booked into jail over the weekend for investigation of kidnapping and attempted rape charges.
The 32-year-old man was arrested after a woman leaped from a pickup truck and called a Tooele County deputy sheriff.The woman told Salt Lake County deputies that a man offered to give her a ride while she was walking on State Street early Sunday morning. But instead of taking her home, the man drove her out toward the Great Salt Lake despite her protests, according to a sheriff's report.
The man threatened the woman several times telling her "don't get upset because you're history anyway; I'm going to dump you in the Great Salt Lake after I bust your face in," the report said. The man later told deputies that he intended to rape the woman.
The woman jumped from the truck as it traveled 20 mph heading toward the shore of the lake on U-202 near 11500 West. She told deputies she landed on the pavement and rolled on her back, but a jacket prevented her from suffering serious injuries.
Deputies later arrested the man after he drove by the area where the woman jumped from the truck.