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Kidnapped Missionaries Sent Text for Help: "Some Crazy Dude with a Gun Is Making Us Buy Stuff"


A man accused of forcing four missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to give him money — essentially kidnapping and robbing them at knife and gunpoint — now faces eight first-degree felonies.

Michael Jon Willie, 25, of West Jordan, was charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court with four counts of aggravated kidnapping and four counts of aggravated robbery, all first-degree felonies.

On Friday, while at an apartment complex in West Jordan, Willie approached the four missionaries and pointed a gun at them, according to charging documents.

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