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Kidnapper comes through county

Aaron Osowski, The Park Record

A 30-year-old male was arrested on Wednesday, July 24, in the Millcreek area of Salt Lake City after a pair of kidnappings, an attempted homicide and a police chase that led through Summit County.

According to Salt Lake City Police Dept. Detective Cody Lougy, Jeremy Storm, the alleged kidnapper, had lured a woman to his vehicle, telling her he would buy her breakfast at the McDonald’s located at 210 W. 500 S. in Salt Lake City.

After the meal, the woman went back to Storm’s vehicle where Lougy says the two began to argue about money. Storm reportedly produced a handgun and locked the doors of his vehicle, holding the woman in the car against her will.

Storm then allegedly forced a second woman to enter his car at gunpoint then began to drive on Interstate 80 towards Park City. In the Park City area, Storm pulled off the road and assaulted the first female victim, forcing the second woman to assist him.

The first female victim managed to escape the vehicle later, and ran to people who were in the area for aid. They called 911 at roughly 4 p.m., Lougy said.

Meanwhile, Storm fled back to Salt Lake City on I-80 with the second female victim still in his car. Deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office spotted Storm’s vehicle which the first female victim had described heading westbound on Interstate 80 near the mouth of Parley’s Canyon.

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Officers with the Utah Highway Patrol then began to pursue Storm down the Interstate until reaching the Millcreek area, where Storm crashed his vehicle, causing a three-car collision. According to Lougy, Storm attempted to flee the scene on foot but with the help of citizens in the area he was tracked down and arrested.

Both female victims were medically evaluated and have since been cleared and released.

Storm was booked into the Salt Lake City Metro Jail on suspicion of one count of attempted homicide (second-degree felony), two counts of kidnapping (second-degree felony), one count of fleeing police (third-degree felony) and one count of fleeing police on foot (misdemeanor), among other charges, Lougy said.

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