Police ask for public's help finding suspect

Sandy police are turning to the public for help in their efforts to find a man suspected of being involved in a case of kidnapping where a victim was beaten and stabbed before being ditched in Tooele county. Police believe that on Oct. 10, Eduardo Micheal Miranda-Carmona, 18, planned to kidnap a former co-worker of his, and brought along three others, including two juveniles, to carry it out. According to police the group waited until the 39-year-old man got off of work, before the two teens involved attacked him and held him at gunpoint. They bound his hands with duct tape and placed him in the back of his own vehicle.

The group attempted to get him to hand over his credit cards and reveal his pin number, but when he refused he was stabbed in the shoulder multiple times. They then proceeded to drive to Magna and attempted to use his card at multiple locations, but were unsuccessful each time. The victim was then driven to Tooele and Stansbury Park where he was beaten again before being abandoned. He was later found by Utah Highway Patrol "covered in blood and injured" walking along I-80.

Miranda-Carmona was arrested a week later and has been charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, unlawful use of a bank card, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Additional, two juveniles have been arrested in connection to the case as well.

Police are now turning to the public for help in tracking down the fourth suspect involved in the crime. The man has been described as an 18-year-old Caucasian male, estimated at around 5' 9" in height, with brown hair that was pulled into a bun. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 801-799-3000

Photo courtesy of Sandy Police

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