- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A man accused of tying up five members of a Utah family has waived his right to an evidentiary hearing.

The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reports (https://bit.ly/20TX2dT ) that 22-year-old Dereck “DJ” Harrison made the decision during a hearing Wednesday in a Farmington court.

Harrison and his father, Flint Wayne Harrison, are accused of inviting a woman and her four teenage daughters over for a barbecue May 10 and holding them captive in the basement of a house in Centerville.

Authorities are also investigating if the father and son were involved with the death of rail-line worker Kay Ricks, whose body was found along their likely escape route to Wyoming.

Dereck Harrison is scheduled to enter a plea to the kidnapping charges on June 20. He was assigned attorney Michael S. Edwards, who declined comment.

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