Police: Man carjacks FedEx driver at knifepoint, forces him to drive him to gas station

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HERRIMAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 28-year-old man was arrested after police said he carjacked a FedEx driver and forced him at knifepoint to drive him to a gas station.

According to charging documents, police were called on a report of an alleged aggravated carjacking on May 1 in Herriman.

A FedEx truck driver told police he was delivering a package and saw a man later identified as Colin Palmer Smith, run into his truck. When the driver confronted Smith, the man told him he had to drive him out of the area or he would hurt him.

The driver told police he said no and Smith then pulled out a black four-inch knife and said to drive him to the gas station.

The driver went to a gas station located at 4604 West and 12600 South and Smith then exited the truck. 

Officers located Smith in the parking lot and during a search found a black and brown pocket knife in his front right pants pocket.  Inside Smith’s backpack, officers found a plastic bag containing field methamphetamine and a rolled up $5 bill.

Smith was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and is facing two counts of first-degree felony aggravated kidnapping, third-degree felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of drug possession. 

His bail has been set at $100,000.


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