Eagle Mountain Mayor's Trial on Hold

Eagle Mountain Mayor's Trial on Hold

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(Provo-AP) -- Eagle Mountain Mayor Kelvin Bailey -- the one facing charges for concocting a kidnapping story -- had his court hearing postponed yesterday.

Defense attorney Gregory Skordas says he needs time to discuss the case with Utah County prosecutors. So the pretrial hearing has been moved to October eighth.

Back in March, the mayor explained an overnight absence to his wife by saying he'd been kidnapped by an armed hitchhiker and forced to drive to Barstow, California. The wife called police and the F-B-I got involved.

Bailey reportedly fessed up to the tale under questioning from law enforcement. He faces a misdemeanor charge for the false report. He blamed the situation on sleep depravation and the stress of being the mayor of the affluent suburb.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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