Kidnap, Assault Gets Man Indicted

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A 44-year-old Star Valley man has been indicted by a county grand jury on kidnapping and attempted second-degree murder, among other charges.

Tad Ryan Stevens was arrested Jan. 4 after he allegedly tried to run his girlfriend over while she sat on the front porch. He was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Stevens’ 50-year-old girlfriend called police around 6 p.m., Jan. 4 after Stevens reportedly drove a brown Chevy pickup into the trailer’s porch, where the girlfriend was sitting on Milky Way in Star Valley.

Last week Stevens was indicted by a grand jury for aggravated assault, kidnapping, attempted second-degree murder and domestic violence. On Friday, Stevens was served a supervening indictment. He was arraigned Monday in Globe and is expected back in court Feb. 2, said Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores.

Bond is set at $100,000.

The girlfriend reported that Stevens woke her up inside the trailer earlier in the evening and the two ended up outside on the porch. While the girlfriend was still sitting on the porch, Stevens drove the car into the porch.

When police arrived, Stevens was found near the driveway, taken into custody and brought to the Gila County Jail in Globe.

Stevens was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated DUI and a misdemeanor warrant, Payson Police Chief Don Engler said.

Engler did not want to release any other details about the event pending further investigation.

According to court records, Stevens pleaded guilty to DUI in 2005 and driving with a suspended, canceled or revoked license in 2007.

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