SALT LAKE CITY — A Millcreek man was charged Tuesday with kidnapping and assault after allegedly forcing a man into the trunk of his car at knifepoint.

A man told police that he went to an apartment on June 25 to visit a friend, but fell asleep. He woke up when someone knocked on the door and then hid in a back room.

Michael Forgette and Elizabeth Hagadone apparently entered the apartment. When Forgette found the man hiding, "he 'flipped out,' pullted out a knife and attempted to 'slash him," charges filed in 3rd District Court state.

The victim told police that Forgette believes he took his watch collection. He told Forgette he knew where the collection was and Forgette replied, 'You're coming with me and you are a dead man," according to the charges.

The man told police Forgette threatened to kill him several times and forced him into the trunk at knifepoint. Once inside the trunk, he called 911.

When police arrived at the apartment complex that the victim had mentioned, they pulled over Forgette in his vehicle, but he got out and ran, the charges state. The victim was found in the trunk with a knife wound to his hand.

Forgette, 41, of East Millcreek, was charged with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and aggravated assault, a third-degree felony. He was also charged with two class A midemeanor charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and eluding police. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Hagadone, 26, was also charged with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony.

Julian Reyes

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