LOCAL NEWS

Woman stabbed multiple times expected to survive, police say

Dec 12, 2022, 6:53 PM | Updated: 6:54 pm
A woman who was stabbed at least five times on Friday, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend in an incident...
A woman who was stabbed at least five times on Friday, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend in an incident that also prompted an Amber Alert, is expected to survive, police said Monday. (Alex Cabrero/KSL TV)
(Alex Cabrero/KSL TV)

MIDVALE, Utah — A woman stabbed multiple times Friday allegedly by her ex-boyfriend, which also prompted police to issue an Amber Alert, is improving and expected to survive, Unified police said Monday.

Jonathan Moises Waunloxten-Hidalgo, 20, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Saturday for investigation of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, child kidnapping, two counts of stealing a car, domestic violence in the presence of a child and being a restricted person in possession of a weapon.

The 20-year-old woman told police she had broken up with Waunloxten-Hidalgo about a month ago but he “has been stalking her ever since,” according to a police booking affidavit.

On Friday, the woman drove a relative’s car to her mother’s home in Midvale and parked in front. That’s when Waunloxten-Hidalgo got into the passenger seat “and immediately started stabbing her. (She) said she tried to exit the vehicle, but Jonathan grabbed her by the hair and continued to stab her,” the affidavit states. Police say the woman was stabbed five times.

The woman was able to get out of the car. But Waunloxten-Hidalgo then got into the driver’s seat and drove away with the woman’s 4-year-old niece still in the back seat, according to police.

When officers arrived at the scene, the woman was “unconscious,” the affidavit states. She regained consciousness at the scene and told officers that her niece was still in the car, prompting Unified police to issue an Amber Alert. Shortly after the alert was issued, police learned that the girl was dropped off near a relative’s home unharmed, the affidavit states.

The stolen car was found abandoned on I-15 near 3600 South. On Saturday, acting on a tip, police located Waunloxten-Hidalgo in Ogden in the woman’s car, according to the affidavit. A brief standoff with police ended when officers deployed tear gas into the vehicle, according to Unified police. With a police K-9 also standing by, officers say Waunloxten-Hidalgo surrendered without further incident.

How Waunloxten-Hidalgo was able to abandon one vehicle and get to a second vehicle was still being investigated Monday.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Students at Juan Diego Catholic School (KSL-TV)...
Michael Locklear

Private schools celebrate state funding, expect ‘significant uptick in enrollment’

Utah’s private schools are celebrating that they’ll receive state funding for the first time through a new school choice program.
1 day ago
FILE PHOTO (KSL TV)...
Michael Houck

Passenger dead after attempting to move crashed truck on SR-89

A passenger was fatally hit by a trailer after a car crashed into it Friday night, according to Utah Highway Patrol
1 day ago
One the of climbers in the training camp climbing a wall. (KSL-TV's Alex Cabrero)...
Alex Cabrero

USA Climbing Camp for Paris 2024 begins in Salt Lake City

As the Summer 2024 Olympic Games draws closer, those athletes looking to participate begin their training. 
1 day ago
The large herd of about 60 elk near the mouth of Parley's Canyon on Thursday. (Utah Department of W...
Michael Houck

DWR officials warn of migrating elk entering Salt Lake City

A migrating herd of approximately 60 elk is causing problems for residents and drivers near the mouth of Parley's Canyon.
1 day ago
Former longtime Murray Mayor Dan Snarr is photographed on Dec. 13, 2013. Snarr, 73, was charged Thu...
Pat Reavy

Former Murray mayor accused of spitting in driver’s face in road rage case

The former longtime mayor of Murray has been charged with spitting in the face of another driver during a road rage incident.
1 day ago
Handcuffs in a jail cell FILE PHOTO (Ravell Call/Deseret News)...
Pat Reavy

Sandy man threatened to kill parents after shooting TVs, police say

A Sandy man was charged Friday with shooting two televisions and threatening to kill his parents and go on a killing spree.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Woman stabbed multiple times expected to survive, police say