Wyoming Negotiating the Return of Utah Kidnapping Suspects
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A father and son accused of trapping a woman and her four teenage daughters in a basement before they escaped are set to have a hearing Monday in Wyoming.
Authorities are expected to ask 51-year-old Flint Wayne Harrison and his 22-year-old son Dereck James "DJ" Harrison to agree to be returned to Utah to face kidnapping, drug possession and other charges.
Dereck’s father, Flint Wayne Harrison had turned himself in to the Sublette County Detention Center in the early morning hours on May 14. He then provided a description of the approximate location where he and his son had spent the night after fleeing Centerville, UT. The two were wanted by police for their participation in the kidnapping and assault of a mother and her four daughters on Wednesday, May 11.
The search, which involved multiple agencies from both Wyoming and Utah, yielded a makeshift campsite later that afternoon that contained a number of items reported to have been in Dereck’s possession. The search was suspended for the night around 8:00pm, and set to begin again early Sunday morning when about two hours later, Dereck was seen walking down the closed forest service road by a US Forest Service officer. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Sublette County Detention Center.
Earlier in the day Dereck Harrison's mother, Maryann Dalrymple Harrison had arrived at the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office seeking information about her son. When it was discovered that she did not have permission to leave the state of Utah, a warrant was issued for her arrest and she was booked into jail. She is being held without bond.
Maryann Dalrymple Harrison, is also set to appear in court Monday. Police say she violated her parole when she traveled to Wyoming to try and help her son.