OGDEN — An Ogden man violently assaulted, kidnapped and threatened to kill his fianceé and also threatened officers, police said in a probable cause statement.
Ogden officers responded at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday to an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Sun Valley Lane after a woman called 911.
The woman told officers her fiancé had kept her in the apartment for two days, according to the affidavit.
She alleged the man, identified as Jared E. Steed, 45, choked her, bruised her arms and legs, put her in headlocks and chokeholds, dragged her by her hair and threw her into the bathtub.
She said Steed told her “the only way she would leave this house is in a body bag.”
The woman said the trouble began when she called Steed a “cheapo” and threw down her engagement ring.
When she called 911, he hung up the phone, she said.
The affidavit said that in February, Steed twisted her hand, breaking it, but charges were dropped because she would not cooperate with the prosecution.
Steed told police the woman had been drinking Wednesday and he put her in a headlock and told her to find the ring.
He said she fell off a bucket and he picked her up and carried her.
While being loaded into a police car, Steed said, “That b-- — is going to pay,” the affidavit said.
Police said Steed told them if he was arrested he would flee to Canada. He told officers that if he had been armed when they arrived, “we would have bigger issues.”
Police sought a court order to keep Steed in jail without bail.
“The court finds that Jared Steed would constitute a substantial danger to other persons or to the community or is likely to flee the jurisdiction of the court if released on bail,” 2nd District Judge Michael DiReda said in the order.
Steed was booked on suspicion of first-degree felony kidnapping, second-degree felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor interfering with a communications device.
Formal charges had not been filed as of Friday afternoon.