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Man Wanted in Attack on Utah Gays is Jailed in Montana

Man Wanted in Attack on Utah Gays is Jailed in Montana



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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Utah man accused of attacking and robbing two gay men in Salt Lake City is in a Montana jail awaiting extradition.

Twenty-five-year-old Scotty Hoerster appeared yesterday in District Court, where he agreed to be extradited to Utah on felony charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping.

Utah authorities say Hoerster and another man beat and robbed the two men in April.

Hoerster and Larry Bates were arrested and charged but later failed to appear in court. Hoerster was arrested by Yellowstone County sheriffs deputies and booked into the county jail on September 26th. A warrant was issued for Bates' arrest after he failed to appear in a Utah court last Thursday.

The victims reportedly were beaten and forced at gunpoint to withdraw money from several bank machines.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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