OGDEN — A 42-year-old man is being held without bail in Weber County after allegedly kidnapping a woman and threatening her.
Nathan Rick Hurt was booked into jail just before 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. He is being held on one count of aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; and one count of damaging or interrupting a communication device, a class B misdemeanor.
Charging documents say Hurt and the victim “have been in a relationship for a couple of years,” and the victim decided to visit Hurt’s home in Ogden to talk about their relationship.
During their talk, Hurt reportedly became upset with the woman and began yelling at her. The woman told police she tried to leave “multiple times” but Hurt would not let her. She tried to leave once more, but Hurt allegedly grabbed her by the back of the head and later choked her to the point where she passed out, charging documents say. While choking the victim, Hurt allegedly shoved her head into the wall two times. Hurt also allegedly threatened to stab the woman.
The victim was able to secretly call a 911 dispatcher, and Hurt allegedly heard the dispatcher talk over the phone. While the dispatcher was asking questions, Hurt allegedly made a throat-cutting gesture and told the victim that “she better make it right,” charging documents allege.
When Hurt had his back turned, the victim ran out of the apartment and got into her vehicle. Hurt allegedly followed and got into the passenger’s seat and told her to drive.
The car began moving, but Hurt allegedly tried to control the steering wheel. The victim stopped the car and was able to get out of the vehicle before flagging down another driver and getting help.
Charging documents do not say which day the alleged incident occurred.
Hurt is being held without bail at the Weber County Jail. He has yet to receive an initial appearance date in Ogden’s 2nd District Court.
He is also facing a felony possession of a firearm charge in Box Elder County and had posted bail at the time of the alleged incident in Ogden. He was arrested in Box Elder County on Dec. 28. An affidavit for his December arrest says Hurt is a convicted felon but was not on parole when he was arrested.