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Press Release

SBI Agents Arrest Suspected I-15 Rapist

Tuesday September 4, 2018

On August 8th, 2018, Utah Highway Patrol troopers were called out to a reported rape near the rest area off of northbound I-15 in Kaysville. Upon arrival, State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) agents were called in to assist with the rape investigation involving a semi-truck driver and a female he originally came in contact with at a truck stop in Salt Lake City.

According to the female victim the suspect, Talbert Montrell Elzie, pointed a gun to her head and forced her to have sex with him. After the sexual assault, Elzie dropped the victim off on the side of I-15 near Kaysville. The victim was able to provide very limited descriptions of the suspect and the semi-truck he was driving.

The DPS Crime Lab entered the suspects DNA from the rape kit into CODIS and identified a profile match in the system. The matching profile originates from Louisiana.

On August 28, Agents with SBI were able to track down and arrest Elzie. In the suspect’s vehicle, Agents discovered a stolen firearm that matched the victim’s description and a quarter pound of marijuana.

The Davis County District Attorney’s Office has charged the Elzie with Aggravated Sexual Assault, a first degree felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Restricted Person, a third degree felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and DUI, all class B misdemeanors.



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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