Plea Deal in Kidnapping Case

A Vernal man on the sex offender registry accepted a plea deal on kidnapping and sexual assault charges from an incident this spring. 57-year-old Charles Irwin Alexander was alone with a woman planning to smoke heroin with him on May 5th when he held a knife to her throat after she refused to have sex with him and had attempted to leave. The woman fought back and was able to escape. Court documents show that when interviewed, Alexander confirmed the woman’s story. On Wednesday, Alexander pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sexual abuse and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person. His sentencing is scheduled for September 6th.


Steve Evans

Steve’s Broadcast Career began in 1985. He has experience working in markets such as Salt Lake City, Springfield Mo, Albuquerque N.M., Wichita Ks, and Saint George, Utah. Since 1994 Steve has raised a family and lived in Vernal and is proud to call North Eastern Utah home. A Regan Republican since 1980, Steve is a champion of conservative values both social and political. Holding firm to these values in business has been a philosophy that has served KVEL, and the communities it serves, well. He writes human interest stories about local community members  on "Round the Town."