Skip to comments.[Democrat] Utah legislative candidate accused of kidnapping, selling pain medication
Posted on 07/28/2014 9:00:41 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
AMERICAN FORK A Democratic candidate for the Utah Legislature was charged Monday with aggravated kidnapping.
Mark Byrge a candidate for House District 56 is also being investigated for allegedly selling pain medications out of his house.
Byrge, 33, of American Fork, was charged in 4th District Court with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. His wife, Tina Byrge, 32, is charged with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony.
On June 1, a man went to Byrge's front door and an argument ensued. The fight escalated to the point that Byrge hit the man in the mouth with a walking cane, according to court documents. The man then pulled Byrge to the ground as they continued to fight.
"Byrge pulled out a pistol, racked a round into the chamber, hit the victim in the face with the pistol, held it at the victim's head," and then forced the man into his house at gunpoint, threatening to kill him if he did not comply, the charges state.
"He ordered the victim to kneel on the floor in the house and he struck victim several times about the head with the pistol repeatedly telling his victim he was going to die," according to the charges.
By that time, neighbors had called police. Byrge's wife deleted the text messages on the man's phone, put her husband's gun in a safe and denied any knowledge of the gun to officers, the charges state. Meanwhile, "the distraction enabled victim to escape from the house."
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On July 21, police say the informant purchased oxymorphone from Byrge. Officers monitoring the house also watched another woman go to Byrge's door during this time and purchase prescription pills, according to the affidavit.
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Surprisingly, his party affilation is the second word in the story.
It's Utah Jake, forget about it.
This is a joke, you are making this whole story up, right? Can’t be true, I just don’t believe it. Certainly to your point, the media can’t be reporting party affiliation, can it? Something wrong with this picture...
Consider the source: Deseret News. Owned by LDS Church, run mostly but not exclusively by conservative or conservative leaning people.
“It’s Utah Jake, forget about it. “
Yeah, if you want a “RAT-free” political environment, Utah is the place to be. But understand you are going to have to get used to the “Mormon way of life.” Unless you settle on Salt Lake City, which, is just like all big cities in the country today, a “RATs nest,” but the RATs are mostly Mormon RATS.
“Consider the source: Deseret News. Owned by LDS Church, run mostly but not exclusively by conservative or conservative leaning people.”
If that is still true (and indeed it used to be) tell us all how Harry Reid manages to remain in his faiths good graces since he routinely contravenes his churches doctrines?