FARMINGTON -- A 25-year-old Marriott-Slaterville man waived his right to a preliminary hearing after the prosecutor said the victim was willing to testify truthfully about what happened.
"The victim will testify truthfully about what she did or did not recall, so the defense decided there was no need for a preliminary hearing," said Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings.
Brandon Sloper, who appeared in 2nd District Court Friday, is charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of aggravated assault, both second-degree felonies. A felony arraignment hearing is set for June 27.
In April, the judge sent Sloper's case back for a preliminary hearing.
Sloper had picked up Ashlee Bambrough on July 2, 2011, at her home in South Ogden, to take her to work in Ogden, according to court documents.
Instead, Sloper continued driving on Highway 89 and the two began fighting. At one point, according to the documents, Bambrough was either pushed out or jumped out of the truck on Highway 193 and suffered numerous injuries.
Bambrough, along with her family members, were also in court Friday. She was ready to testify at the preliminary hearing.