Father and son arrested in connection with kidnapping and assault

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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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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