Man accused of kidnapping and violating no-contact order arrested for 4th time

Dec 20, 2022, 7:04 PM | Updated: 7:21 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — Police arrested a man in Salt Lake Tuesday, wanted on a felony arrest warrant, after three previous domestic violence arrests or violations of a no-contact order against the same victim, all since October.

Tony Ngoy Bokomba was previously arrested on consecutive days in October on suspicion of domestic violence-related charges and then just more than a week later after he violated a no-contact order multiple times, according to police. The third arrest in Logan was for suspected kidnapping of the same victim.

Bokomba, 29, was wanted after the previous arrests. Between the four arrests he could face charges for:

  • Kidnapping
  • Multiple violation of a protective order
  • Preventing a call for help from the victim
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Criminal trespass
  • Assault
  • Three counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child
  • Disorderly conduct

An affidavit of probable cause on Oct. 9 documents an emergency call from the victim’s child reporting aggressive behavior from Bokomba, who yelled at officers when they arrived at the victim’s apartment. In that document police observed bruises and red marks on the victim’s neck and body that matched witness and victim descriptions of violence from Bokomba.

Police said he refused to leave the victim’s apartment after he was invited to stay a couple of days and was told he was no longer welcome. With police observing inside the apartment he still refused to leave. The victim detailed past physical abuse and showed evidence of the violence to officers who eventually took him into custody.

The following day Bokomba was released from the Cache County Jail.

Later that day, the victim later reported to police that he had tried to call her multiple times from jail and was also seen in the area of her apartment. When located and contacted by police and reminded that he was not allowed to contact the victim, he told police, “Yes I can,” according to court documents. Police also confirmed the calls to the victim’s phone from his jail records, counting seven attempts.

Bokomba was arrested for four suspected counts of violating a protective order. In the documents, police said Bokomba told them multiple times he would contact the victim.

“Tony does not appear to respect the no contact order that is in place and has proved that he will violate the no contact order multiple times,” officers state in court documents.

On Oct. 18, police were called again about Bokomba, this time by the victim’s father, who said she was with Bokomba and possibly traveling in the area of Sardine Canyon. Law enforcement located the pair and she told them Bokomba became “extremely angry” at her and began to drive over Sardine Canyon, panicking her because of where they were going.

He reportedly took her phone, not allowing her to call for help.

Bokomba was on release from the previous domestic violence accusations and officers said he was not cooperative, as details in all four separate court documents.

He was arrested again for holding the victim against her will, violating the protective order and interrupting a communication device while in contact law enforcement.

“(The victim) scored extremely high on the lethality assessment including stating that he had used a weapon to threaten her, has tried to choke her, has weapons readily accessible, and that he spies on her and controls her daily activities. (She) was obviously distraught and upset after tonight’s events,” police state in the court documents.

KSL TV’s Deanie Wimmer and Annie Knox looked in depth in how a lethality assessment can be a resource for victims.

Tuesday police arrested Bokomba on the warrant in the area of 400 West and 200 North. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.

“The victim is afraid of Tony,” documents state.

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