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Woman says she was held 4 days in RV against her will, man faces multiple charges

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Jul 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-30 16:58:42-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A man was jailed Tuesday morning after he allegedly held a woman against her will for four days in an RV by using threats and physical force to prevent her from leaving.

Police received a report from a 36-year-old woman Tuesday around 7 a.m. who said her husband, identified by police as 53-year-old William Chaney, held her against her will in an RV in the area of 2000 South 900 W.

According to a statement of probable cause, the woman was detained in an RV from July 25 until the early morning hours of July 29.

The woman was able to get away briefly on Monday, according to the statement of probable cause, but Chaney located the woman and allegedly kicked her in the jaw, knocking a tooth loose. He also used an unknown weapon to cut the woman on the left pinky, a wound which required stitches.

Chaney allegedly stole the woman’s phone to prevent her from calling for help.

Police responded after the woman was dropped off, and officers arrested Chaney. Police stated Chaney admitted to having methamphetamine in his pocket when he was arrested.

Chaney was booked into jail and faces felony charges for two counts of aggravated assault–one as a domestic violence charge–and once count each of aggravated kidnapping, mayhem, and a controlled substance. The man faces misdemeanor charges of theft, domestic assault, drug paraphernalia and a charge relating to a previous warrant for speeding in a school zone.

The statement of probable cause indicated there was also a U.S. Marshals hold out in regard to Chaney.