Police arrested a 37-year-old Payson man Thursday after he reportedly stabbed two people with a screwdriver and attempted to kidnap a woman.

Joshua Solis was arrested on suspicion of two counts of the second-degree felony of kidnapping, two counts of the third-degree felony of aggravated assault, one count of the third-degree felony of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, one count of the class A misdemeanor of possession of a controlled substance, one count of the class B misdemeanor of criminal trespass and one count of the class B misdemeanor of damaging or interrupting a communication device. He is also being held on an adult probation and parole hold.

Payson police responded at about 9 a.m. Thursday to a home in Payson to find Solis and a male and female who both had blood on their faces, according to a police report.

The woman had a puncture wound on her chest and reportedly told police that Solis stabbed her with a screwdriver. The woman also told police Solis held her and the man hostage by holding a knife to their throats and refused to allow them to leave the home. Solis then reportedly dragged the woman outside and tried to place her in the trunk of her vehicle.

The woman attempted to call 911 when Solis took her phone and destroyed it, according to the report.

The man reportedly intervened and Solis began to assault him, as well. Solis asked the man to help him put the woman’s body in the trunk, and when the man refused, Solis became upset and stabbed the man in the chest and abdominal area multiple times with a screwdriver, according to the report.

Medical personnel at a hospital told police that both the man and the woman received a punctured lung from being stabbed, according to the police report.

An officer noticed Solis was showing symptoms of methamphetamine use, according to the report. Solis reportedly told police he didn’t attack the two and went to the home because he had heard the man and the woman fighting.

Braley Dodson covers health and education for the Daily Herald.

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