The Latest: Father, son not sent to Utah yet in kidnap case

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Posted: May 16, 2016 5:45 PM
The Latest: Father, son not sent to Utah yet in kidnap case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a father and son suspected of tying up a woman and her teenage daughters (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

A father and son arrested in Wyoming after a five-day manhunt won't immediately return to Utah to face charges alleging they trapped a woman and her four daughters in a basement.

Fifty-one-year-old Flint Wayne Harrison and Dereck James "DJ" Harrison both declined to waive extradition during a hearing on Monday in Pinedale, Wyoming.

Sublette County sheriff's Sgt. Katherine Peterson says a judge set a $750,000 cash-only bond for each of the two men. They are facing 16 charges each in Utah, including kidnapping and drug possession. They haven't been charged with any crimes in Wyoming.

Dereck Harrison's mother, Maryanne Harrison, is accused of violating her parole when she left the state to try and help her 22-year-old son. She did waive extradition and is set to return to Utah within 10 days.

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3:30 p.m.

Police are investigating whether a father and son accused of tying up a woman and her four teenage daughters fled a police manhunt in a truck that belongs to a missing maintenance worker.

Investigators said Monday that the worker disappeared from the same area where the suspects were hiding out near Salt Lake City. The Sublette County Sheriff's Office in Wyoming wants the public to look for a Utah Transit Authority truck.

The 63-year-old worker, Kay Porter Ricks, was last seen Thursday morning.

Police in Utah say there's little evidence that Ricks' disappearance is connected with the kidnapping case, but they haven't yet determined how the father and son traveled 250 miles to Wyoming.

The men were arrested Saturday after a five-day manhunt, but authorities say they aren't telling police many details.

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10:40 a.m.

A father and son accused of trapping a woman and her four teenage daughters in a basement before they escaped are set to have a hearing Monday in Wyoming.

Authorities are expected to ask 51-year-old Flint Wayne Harrison and his 22-year-old son Dereck James "DJ" Harrison to agree to be returned to Utah to face kidnapping, drug possession and other charges.

Flint Harrison turned himself in Saturday morning as a multi-state manhunt for the two entered its fifth day. His son was caught that night near the campsite where the two had been hiding out in western Wyoming.

Dereck Harrison's mother, Maryann Dalrymple Harrison, is also set to appear in court Monday. Police say she violated her parole when she traveled to Wyoming to try and help her son.