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Man arrested for suspected misdemeanor assault case charged with felony kidnapping

A man initially arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault, unlawful detention and other misdemeanors has been charged with more severe crimes in 1st District Court.

Daniel Able Alvares, 38, has been charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated kidnapping and four additional misdemeanors. He made his initial appearance for the charges on Wednesday and could face 15 years to life in the Utah State Prison if convicted.


An affidavit filed with the court states Smithfield Police officers responded on Monday to a delayed report of domestic violence that allegedly occurred the Friday and Saturday prior. When contact was made with the alleged victim, police wrote, a black eye and multiple bruises were observed and several other injuries — including “three clumps of hair ripped” from the alleged victim’s head — were documented. Read the rest of the story on


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