SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A man was arrested and charged after threatening an individual with a knife and holding them against their will in their apartment last Friday, Oct. 21.
Salt Lake City Police Department received a call to investigate a domestic violence incident involving a knife around 7:20 p.m. near 1400 South and 300 West, according to the affidavit. Upon arrival, officers could not locate the suspect or victim. However, a review of the surveillance video showed a man, Antonio Begay, 24, pointing a knife at the victim and holding them in their apartment against their will.
Police noted that Begay was intoxicated during the incident.
The victim eventually got out of the apartment and contacted a family member to pick them up. Begay attempted to follow them with a knife. The victim managed to get into the relative’s vehicle, but not before their child, who was in the car, saw Begay with a weapon.
SLCPD employed a SWAT operation to take Begay into custody. He was charged on Tuesday with two 3rd-degree felony charges including aggravated kidnapping in the course of committing unlawful detention and one count of aggravated assault.
Authorities said Begay committed these offenses while on probation and has a history of violence exacerbated by his alcoholism.
Begay was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.