Search for missing UTA truck and driver starts in conjunction with missing kidnap suspect's weapons
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
May 16, 2016
(Pinedale, Wyo - May 16, 2016) The Sublette County Sheriff's Office and Utah Transit Authority Police are asking for assistance from the public in searching for a vehicle that was reported missing from the Salt Lake City, Utah area on May 12th, and may have been used by Flint Wayne Harrison (51) and Dereck James Harrison (22), to flee the state following the kidnapping and assault incident that occurred on May 11, in Centerville, UT.
The maintenance worker who was last seen driving the vehicle that morning, Kay Porter Ricks (63), is also still missing. He is described as a white male, 5'6", 180 lbs, wearing a long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and possibly a bright orange safety vest.
The vehicle, described as a white Ford pick-up truck, bearing Utah plate #206886, with a truck bed mounted equipment rack, and marked with Utah Transit Authority insignia, was last seen on the evening of May 12th within a mile of the last known location that Flint and Dereck visited while still in Utah following the attack. The vehicle is seen being driven away from the location by a male subject, though it is unknown whether the subject was Ricks.
Citizens are asked that if located, please do not approach the vehicle and to contact law enforcement as soon as possible.
At this time, neither the Centerville Police Department nor the Utah Transit Authority believe that there is any connection between the two incidents, other than the vehicle went missing from the Salt Lake City area around the same time frame that the Harrisons were in the same vicinity.