NORTH SALT LAKE -- Police said three men with gang affiliations wrecked two cars and attacked a man early Saturday morning.
Assistant Police Chief Troy Johnson said a white Mercury rolled on Interstate 15 near North Salt Lake at 2:30 a.m.. The four occupants in the car fled the scene.
A man was outside in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 55 W. Center St., when the men approached him. They told him they had been in a car accident and he asked if they were OK.
They then asked if he had a phone and "that's when one of them attempted to stab him," Johnson said.
According to the probable cause statement filed with the Davis County jail, the man grabbed the arm of the man with the knife and "twisted the arm of the suspect." Then one of the other suspects grabbed the man around the neck and pulled him to the ground. The others then kicked and punched the man, taking his keys and wallet.
They then stole the man's red Acura and crashed it into a fence across the street.
Police found three of the four suspects hiding in the weeds of the southbound Center Street off-ramp.
Police are still looking for the fourth suspect, but do not have a name, Johnson said.
The three men, all of Kearns, were booked on aggravated assault and robbery charges. They are each being held in the Davis County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bail.
Johnson said all three are members of the Norteno gang.
The three are Jaime Rojas-Sanchez, 20; Jesus Velazquez-Zamora, 18; and Erick Moises Herrera, 18.
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