FARMINGTON -- A judge granted a defense attorney's request to reschedule a two-day trial so his client can undergo a mental evaluation.
On Wednesday, 2nd District Court Judge David Hamilton canceled the two-day jury trial that was to begin Oct. 27 for Joshua Latoice Cronin, 30, of Sandy.
Cronin is charged with two first- degree felony counts of aggravated kidnapping, two third- degree felony counts of aggravated assault and one class B misdemeanor count of attempted violation of a protective order.
Hamilton set Dec. 5-6 for the two-day jury trial.
Cronin had entered not guilty pleas to the charges March 30.
Police said Cronin met with his ex-in-laws on Oct. 6, 2010, in Syracuse so they could pick up their grandson. However, police said Cronin held the couple at gunpoint and demanded to see their daughter, his ex-wife, before eventually letting them go.
Cronin was arrested Oct. 7, 2010, at the Rainbow Hotel in Wendover, Nev.
Cronin had been allowed to have his son for three hours every Wednesday night. However, when the grandparents went to pick up their grandson on Sept. 29, 2010, at Cronin's house in Sandy, he refused to let them take the boy.
The couple told police Cronin called them a week later, on Oct. 6, 2010, and asked to meet them near the Syracuse Family Fun Center at 1806 S. 2000 West, which is across the street from the police station.
The grandparents expected to retrieve their grandson from Cronin at that location.
Cronin told the Brigham City couple when they arrived that he would give the child back to them only if they took him to his ex-wife, police said. He got in their car and wanted them to drive back to Brigham City, where he believed his ex-wife was.
They said no, because the court had issued a protective order against Cronin, who is not to have any contact with his ex-wife, police said.