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Man held on $200,000 bail for assault, aggravated kidnapping

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Apr 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-16 16:41:04-04

KAYSVILLE, Utah –Kaysville police arrested a man on Sunday after he held his girlfriend against her will and assaulted her.

Officer Vernon, 54, was charged with interference with an arresting officer, assault (domestic violence), aggravated kidnapping (domestic violence), and other domestic violence charges.

Kaysville police said they responded to a call on Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m. after a woman reported that she had been assaulted and held against her will.

The woman had initially locked herself in her bedroom, but Officer managed to get inside. Police said Officer threw the victim on the ground and broke her cell phone.

The victim managed to flee the home and make it to a church parking lot, which is where she asked someone to call 911.

Kaysville police said Officer was hostile when police responded to his home, and they used pepper spray before physically subduing the man.