Woman says she was held 4 days in RV against her will, man faces multiple charges

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SALT LAKE CITY – A man was jailed Tuesday morning after he allegedly held a woman against her will for four days in an RV by using threats and physical force to prevent her from leaving.

Police received a report from a 36-year-old woman Tuesday around 7 a.m. who said her husband, identified by police as 53-year-old William Chaney, held her against her will in an RV in the area of 2000 South 900 W.

According to a statement of probable cause, the woman was detained in an RV from July 25 until the early morning hours of July 29.

The woman was able to get away briefly on Monday, according to the statement of probable cause, but Chaney located the woman and allegedly kicked her in the jaw, knocking a tooth loose. He also used an unknown weapon to cut the woman on the left pinky, a wound which required stitches.

Chaney allegedly stole the woman’s phone to prevent her from calling for help.

Police responded after the woman was dropped off, and officers arrested Chaney. Police stated Chaney admitted to having methamphetamine in his pocket when he was arrested.

Chaney was booked into jail and faces felony charges for two counts of aggravated assault–one as a domestic violence charge–and once count each of aggravated kidnapping, mayhem, and a controlled substance. The man faces misdemeanor charges of theft, domestic assault, drug paraphernalia and a charge relating to a previous warrant for speeding in a school zone.

The statement of probable cause indicated there was also a U.S. Marshals hold out in regard to Chaney.


  • Desert Pete

    Perhaps this woman should reevaluate her skills in picking husbands. It took me all of 2 seconds to put him in the loser column.

      • Desert Pete

        Yes, Cache Kidd, I suppose its always possible. You could get better odds in Las Vegas but why would any self-respecting woman want to take the gamble?

      • dave

        im with pete again on this one. your right im also a big advocate for keeping a hand extended to someone and encouraging them to become there best selves but like in any decision but especially in a really important one like who you marry you have to give your self the best chance of success. the chances of you finding someone who is absolutely 100% perfect are slim especially if your looking for more trivial things. but you have alot of choices for people who wont be abusive.

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