Truck driver wanted on rape charges in Salt Lake County arrested at Utah-Arizona port of entry



ST. GEORGE, Utah — A man wanted on warrants stemming from rape allegations in Salt Lake County was arrested near the Utah-Arizona border Sunday during a routine inspection of the semi he was driving.

St. George News reports troopers arrested 54-year-old Thorpe Steele of Alvin, Texas on the northbound side of the port of entry inspection point around 2:20 p.m. Sunday.

Arizona authorities became aware of two outstanding warrants for Steele’s arrest during a routine inspection of the semi while checking his ID. They contacted Utah Highway Patrol, and troopers responded to make the arrest.

Authorities arrest 54-year-old Thorpe Steele, of Alvin, Texas, at the Utah-Arizona Interstate 15 port of entry, St. George, Utah, Feb. 11, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

According to a statement of probable cause filed in Salt Lake County in October of 2017, a woman told police that Steele raped her in the sleeping area of his truck while she was a trainee at CR England Trucking.

She said the incident happened in July of 2017 in

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