2 former employees allegedly kidnap owner of West Valley City restaurant

Abigail Satillan. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 19, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Two former employees allegedly kidnapped the owner of a West Valley City restaurant Monday afternoon.

A probable cause statement from the 3rd District Court of Salt Lake County said Abigail Satillan, 27, is facing a charge of kidnapping, a second-degree felony. Police are still searching for the other suspect.

The statement said the victim was visiting the Himalayan Kitchen located at 360 S. State St. Monday just after 2:10 p.m.

“While victim was at the restaurant, she was approached by Abigail outside the restaurant, who was with the second suspect,” the statement said. “Abigail and the second suspect told victim that she was to come with them and that they would bring the victim home to West Valley.”

The victim told the suspects no, and “that she was going to leave with her security guard,” the statement said.

“Victim was then grabbed by the wrist by Abigail and was being pulled towards Abigail’s vehicle,” the statement said. “Victim told Abigail to let her go and that she did not want to leave with Abigail. Abigail then forcefully placed victim in the rear of the vehicle and closed the door, locking it, making it so victim was unable to get out of vehicle.”

The victim told the two suspects multiple times to let her out of the vehicle, the statement said, but they refused.

The victim’s security guard was following behind the suspect vehicle; the victim and security guard both told officials that the suspects “were driving at a high rate of speed and running through red lights, attempting to get away from the security guard,” the statement said.

The two suspects then drove victim to the victim’s restaurant in West Valley City where they pulled into the parking lot. The victim’s security guard followed the suspect to the parking lot and retrieved the victim out of the back of the vehicle after asking several times, the statement said. The victim then left the scene with the security guard.

The probable cause statement did not say why the restaurant owner felt she needed a security guard.

Satillan was arrested later that day and transported to the Salt Lake County Jail with her bail set at $150,000.


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