BOUNTIFUL -- Three men who thought they could collect a debt using knives and a gun found their tires slashed and themselves arrested in full view of students finishing their day at Bountiful High School.
"We took two of them down at gunpoint as Bountiful High School got out," said Bountiful Police Sgt. Andrew Bryson.
The two men arrested on Orchard Drive were Carlos Ivan Reyes, 21, and Anthony Douglas Kinyon, 32. Within minutes, officers then arrested the third suspect, Tony Alan Butler, 42. Butler, who had a black eye, was found at 100 E. 500 South after a resident saw him jump a fence, Bryson said.
All three were booked on Thursday in the Davis County Jail each on one count of aggravated robbery. Butler and Kinyon were also booked on drug charges. Butler is also booked on possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
Bryson said police got a 911 call on Thursday afternoon from a woman who said three men were at her home on Mill Street and would not leave.
She said her husband had answered the door and then went outside to speak with them. He came back in, got a kitchen knife and told her to call police because "something was not right," Bryson said.
She told police her husband had told the three men to leave. Reyes and Kinyon were leaving, when Reyes turned around and asked the woman, who was outside, not to call police. The third man, later identified as Butler, continued to argue with her husband, and then pulled out a Springfield XD .40 caliber handgun and pointed it at her husband, Bryson said.
Bryson said the victim took a risk and "slashed the tires" of the car the three had come in.
"We asked him why he took the risk and he said he knew his wife was on the phone with us and he could hear the sirens," Bryson said.
Bountiful, Woods Cross, West Bountiful and North Salt Lake police agencies arrived to help find the three men who were running from Mill Creek.
Police recovered the handgun that had been dropped as Butler ran from Mill Creek.
The three told police they were trying to collect a debt from the male victim, but would not say what the debt was.
The couple told police they had never seen the three before and had no idea what the debt would be for, Bryson said.
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