Murray kidnapping, tape-bound woman
POLICE: Man repeatedly told woman he was going to kill her and bury her at the Salt Flats
MURRAY, Utah (ABC4) – A 27-year-old woman was found beaten and tied with duct tape during a drug search at a home in Murray on Friday.
Police from the Murray Street Crimes Unit were serving a drug warrant at an address in Murray, according to arrest documents, when a woman was found in the bedroom of the house, tied with tape adhesive.
Officers said the woman was rushed to hospital for treatment as police arrested suspect Michael Lee Curwick, 45.
In an interview with police at the hospital, the woman said she stayed with Curwick for 2-3 days. And then on July 9 at 6:30 a.m., Curwick accused her of stealing it.
According to court documents, when the woman denied the allegations, Curwick told her that she was not allowed to leave the residence or that he would kill her with a “hotshot,” which police described in the report as a syringe full of drugs that would cause her to overdose and die.
Police say Curwick invented the bathroom hotshots and brought them to the bedroom the girl was asked to stay in. The syringes were found during the search by officers, along with other drug-related accessories, documents show.
Curwick then allegedly threatened to kill the woman on several occasions and told her on several occasions that he was going to inject her with the hotshot and bury her in the Salt Flats with three other girls after killing her, according to the police report.
The woman also told detectives that she overheard the suspect on the phone with someone about getting a van to come and collect his body. She then said that it made her “her heart sink and her stomach roll over” when she thought she was on the verge of death.
Police say Curwick continued to accuse the woman of theft and began punching and slapping her in the face and kicking her in the side.
According to court documents, Curwick also pulled out a pair of scissors, grabbed the victim by the scalp and cut his hair using scissors, which police then found in plain view by warrant detectives. search.
Police say when the woman started screaming, Curwick then wrapped the duct tape around her head, covering her mouth.
Police said that at the hospital, the woman had a broken rib and swelling on her face.
Police say in their Curwick report “Is a clear and present danger in the community because there is clear evidence to support the felony charges for which he is charged, including conspiracy to commit murder and aggravated kidnapping.” Additionally, AP is a known drug user and drug dealer with a violent criminal history, including 15 years in federal prison. “
Curwick is being held in Salt Lake County Jail without bail. He faces charges of aggravated first degree felony kidnapping, second degree criminal conspiracy to commit murder, third degree aggravated assault and possession of drugs and paraphernalia. .