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Husband, 61, throws his wife in Utah river after fight over dinner arrangements

A Utah man was charged on Monday with throwing his wife into a river over a dispute about dinner. 

Douglas Harold Green, 61, was charged with aggravated kidnapping in the course of committing unlawful detention and assault. 

Employees at the Provo River Resort told local police that the Pleasant Grove man threw his wife into the Provo River on Sunday, according to a police affidavit, Deseret News.

Green said he threw his wife in the river ‘after she refused to do what he asked. The victim claimed she and Douglas were arguing over dinner arrangements. Douglas reportedly became angry and threatened to drown her in the river,’ the affidavit states.

The affidavit states that Green dragged his wife to the riverbank ‘and forced her in,’ according to the affidavit. When others tried to help the woman, ‘Douglas yelled at them to stay away.’  

Wasatch County Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found the woman with bruises on both of her arms. 

Green was booked at the Wasatch County Jail. 

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