SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 22, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A suspect is facing multiple felony charges in the alleged kidnapping, beating and robbery of a woman in Salt Lake City Saturday.
Joshua Moore, 33, has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in 3rd District Court in Salt Lake, Moore was with a group of people who were searching for the woman over an alleged theft.
Once the woman was found Moore allegedly “grabbed the victim by her neck and hair and pulled her across two apartment buildings and into an apartment with other individuals,” the affidavit states.
Moore then undressed the victim, according to the probable cause statement, removing her jewelry before he and others physically assaulted her.
“In the course of the robbery another individual pulled a gun on the victim as well as a knife,” and under Utah Code 76-2-202, the accused person “has criminal responsibility for the conduct,” the statement said.
The apartment’s owner told Moore to get the victim out of the apartment, and the victim tried to flee, but Moore allegedly continued to follow her until she escaped to another apartment, the charging document states.
According to the affidavit, the apartment owner saw Moore drag a female into their apartment by her hair and neck, and “Other witnesses observed the victim being attacked and pursued by a group of individuals.”
Moore was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail, where he remains without bail.
It is currently unknown if the other individuals involved in the incident are in custody or if they have been charged.