Dwayne T. Rowland

A Bountiful man wanted for a suspected kidnapping was arrested at gunpoint by a San Juan County Sheriff’s deputy Monday morning.

Dwayne T. Rowland, 45, was wanted by the Bountiful City Police Department for abducting his wife Synthia Rowland and teenaged son.

At 11:55 p.m. on Jan. 19, Bountiful officers received a report of two missing persons from a concerned family member. They checked the residence and found no sign of a crime. Initial attempts to find the mother and son were unsuccessful.

At 9:54 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 Synthia Rowland was able to text her mother and report that she had been beaten and abducted by Taylor Rowland, her estranged husband. She said she was in the Green River / Moab area at the time.

Bountiful City Police contacted law enforcement agencies in Utah, Colorado and New Mexico with a vehicle described as a gray 1999 Chevy Blazer.

At 11:35 a.m., Monday a San Juan County deputy spotted the vehicle in Blanding driving southbound with Dwyane and Synthia Rowland and their teenaged son inside.

The deputy and a Blanding Police officer pulled the vehicle over south of Blanding and was able to arrest Dwayne Rowland by gunpoint without incident.

Dwayne Rowland was arrested and booked into the San Juan County Jail on charges for kidnapping and domestic violence. He will be transported to the Davis County Jail.

Synthia Rowland was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries from the assault. Their son was unharmed.

This is the second time officers in Southeastern Utah have arrested suspects from the Davis County area at gunpoint in two weeks.

David Malcom Strickland, 27, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 8 by a Moab City Police officer south of Moab. Strickland was suspected of aggravated robbery at a Layton City home earlier that day. He was held at the Grand County Jail until he was transported to the Davis County Jail.

Bountiful man charged with domestic violence, kidnapping wife and teenaged son