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Kidnap trial moved to October

August 13, 2012

Appearing before Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson, Jeremy Robert Andrus, age 30, received a continuance because he has a new defense attorney.
Defense attorney John Souza from Pocatello asked for a new trial date so he has time to prepare for it.
In June, Andrus plead not guilty to aggravated assault, attempted second degree kidnapping (the victim was not held for ransom) and attempting to elude a police officer.
Andrus was arrested May 2 after a pursuit and standoff on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, during which he threatened to commit suicide.
Judge Simpson reset Andrus' jury trial for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Andrus' original trial date was Tuesday, Aug. 28. His pre-trail is set for 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28.
Attorneys for both the state and the defense are waiting to receive medical, psychological and mental health reports.
Souza requested a hearing for bond reduction.
Currently Andrus is in the Bingham County Jail. HIs bond is set for $45,000. A motion for bond reduction will be heard at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.

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