Dallas Michael Hartson, 19, from Blackfoot appeared before Magistrate Judge Charles Roos Thursday for his preliminary hearing.
Hartson is charged with rape with a female under the age of 16. It is alleged the perpetrator is 18 years of age or older.
Defense attorney Ron Bird requested a reduction of Hartson's bond.
Prosecuting attorney Randy Smith countered, asking Judge Roos to increase Hartson's bond for two reasons.
First, Hartson was ordered to provide a DNA sample which he has refused to do until his attorney was present, which is his legal right.
The Bingham County Farm Bureau Federation is offering $8,000 worth of scholarships to local high school and college students as well as $500 grants to each of the five school districts located in Bingham County.
â€śWe want a lot of people to apply,â€ť said Joyce Dalley, Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Chair.
Six scholarships will be offered. Three are agriculture related scholarships; three are non-agriculture related scholarships.
Awards for the agriculture related scholarships are 1st place $2,500; 2nd $1,500 and 3rd $1,000.
POCATELLO â€”Â Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter toured the Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) Complex at ISU and promoted the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Wednesday.
"I am passionate about IGEM because it's our future," Otter said. "We are engaging university campuses because from universities come the workforce of the next generation.
"IGEM combines investors with our research brain power to help Idaho become a major player in the world as we establish intellectual property," Otter said.