SANDY — Police have arrested a fourth person accused of kidnapping and stabbing a man in an attempt to get money from him.
After Sandy police released surveillance images and called for tips Tuesday, John Ewing, 19, voluntarily met with detectives that evening and was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail, according to the department.
Ewing was booked for investigation of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office will screen the case for charges.
Police believe Eduardo Micheal Miranda-Carmona, 18, orchestrated a plan to kidnap a 39-year-old former co-worker, according to a jail report. Miranda-Carmona recruited three others — including two juveniles — to help him carry out his plan, according to police.
Police say they waited until the man got off work on Oct. 10, and as he exited the building at 652 E. 9400 South, two teens attacked him. The man was beaten, stabbed, held at gunpoint and had his hands bound with duct tape as he was placed in the back of his own vehicle, the report states.
When the man refused to hand over his credit card and PIN number, he was stabbed in the shoulder multiple times, according to the report.
The group drove the man to Magna, where they attempted to use his bank card at several locations, then drove him to Tooele and Stansbury Park where he was beaten again, police say.3 comments on this story
The man was left in the Tooele County area where he was found by the Utah Highway Patrol "covered in blood and injured" walking on I-80. His injuries were not life-threatening.
Miranda-Carmona was arrested a week later and charged in 3rd District Court with aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault, unlawful use of a bank card and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Two juveniles have also been arrested.
In a statement released Wednesday regarding Ewing's arrest, Sandy Police Sgt. Jason Nielson thanked the public for being willing to provide information about the case.