The incident began about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when the woman returned home, in the 800 block of 22nd Street, from work. Her 28-year-old husband had been forcing her to wear a wireless Bluetooth phone device at work for the past two weeks in order to monitor her, said Ogden Police Lt. Scott Conley.
After the wife escaped to a nearby home, the husband kicked in the door.
"She has a Bluetooth device attached to her clothing so he can hear whatever takes place throughout her shift," he said.
Sunday night, the husband confronted her about what he thought was a man singing to her. She told him it was the radio. The two argued and eventually moved their conversation to the upstairs bedroom. There, the man told the woman she had to have intercourse with him to prove she loved him, Conley said.
Instead, the woman was tied with ropes and raped, beaten and tortured until 5 a.m. During that time, the husband continuously replayed the recording he had made of the alleged workplace incident.
The neighbors hid the woman downstairs, but her husband showed up a few moments later. He was not allowed inside.
"I was kneeling down like this and I jumped up," Morales said. "I like ran toward him. That's when he got scared and backed up."
"We were very fortunate he was non-combative." - Lt. Scott Conley
"He then turns and leaves. She feels he's going home to get weapons," Conley said. "They get on the phone with emergency dispatch."
A short time later, the husband returned wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying two loaded weapons — an SKS assault rifle and a handgun. The man kicked in the door, pointed a weapon at the four to five adults inside, and demanded to know where his wife was hiding, Conley said.
"He had his finger on the trigger and the clip in," Morales said. "It was cocked and everything, ready to go."
It was about that same time that police officers arrived at the house. Instead of continuing his fight, however, the man complied with the officers' orders and surrendered without further incident