Father and son arrested in connection with kidnapping and assault

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Father and Son Arrested in Connection With Kidnapping and Assault

Wyoming authorities arrested a father and son duo and say they are connected with the kidnapping and assault of a woman and her four daughters.

The father, Flint Wayne Harrison, turned himself in Saturday while his son, Dereck James Harrison, was arrested later that night.

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Police say the men lured a woman and her daughters, ages 13 to 18, to a Utah home for a barbecue. The men then tied up a mother and her four daughters in a basement and then hit the mother and some of the girls with a baseball bat.

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This May 14, 2016 photo provided by the Sublette County Sheriff's Office shows Dereck James "DJ" Harrison. Late Saturday night, law officers arrested Harrison, several hours after the surrender of his father, Flint Wayne Harrison, accused of luring a woman and her teenage daughters to a Utah house and tying them up in Wyoming, the Sublette County Sheriff's Office said. (Sublette County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This photo provided by Centerville Police shows Dereck James Harrison, 22. Utah police are searching for two suspects, Flint Wayne Harrison and Dereck James Harrison, after a woman and her four teenage daughters were lured to a house and tied in a basement before they managed to escape, authorities said Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Centerville Police via AP)
This photo provided by Centerville Police shows Flint Wayne Harrison, 51. Utah police are searching for two suspects, Flint Wayne Harrison and Dereck James Harrison, after a woman and her four teenage daughters were lured to a house and tied in a basement before they managed to escape, authorities said Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Centerville Police via AP)
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The girls were able to get away and called 911 on their cellphone, according to the Centerville Police Department in Utah. The mother was also able to get free -- she and one of her daughters were sent to the hospital for treatment, police said.

Police said the Harrisons then drove to Wyoming, where a manhunt for them took place for about a day.

Police think this all stemmed as retaliation against the mother. NBC reported that Dereck Harrison falsely thought the woman had turned him in for using meth.

Wyoming authorities said both most likely will be sent back to Utah to face charges of kidnapping and assault.

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