FARMINGTON -- A man who police say lost his shoes while running from officers appeared in court on kidnapping charges.
Javier Antonio-Lopez, 24, appeared in 2nd District Court on Tuesday before Judge David Connors.
Antonio-Lopez is being held on no bail in Davis County Jail, where he was booked Feb. 8.
His public defender, Mark Arrington, said he and the prosecutor need more time to review additional facts concerning the case. Another hearing is set for April 19.
Antonio-Lopez is charged with one count of first-degree felony child kidnapping, second-degree felony kidnapping and class A misdemeanor failure to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer.
He entered not guilty pleas to the charges Feb. 8.
If convicted of the first-degree felony, he could be sentenced to serve 15 years to life in Utah State Prison.
Antonio-Lopez is accused of abducting his estranged 25-year-old girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter at Oak Hills Elementary School in Kearns on Oct. 27.
Clearfield police said Antonio- Lopez drove the woman and her child to Park City and back through Salt Lake, Weber and Davis counties. The woman and the child begged Lopez to let them out of the vehicle, but he refused to let them go and continued driving.
A Clearfield police officer spotted the car Lopez was driving stopped at a gas station and noticed some suspicious behavior, as no one got out to fill the car with gas.
Police followed the car to another gas station, where a police officer saw the woman stick her leg out of the vehicle in an attempt to get out before it sped away.
Police then tried to pull the car over, but Lopez drove the car off the road and then fled on foot to avoid being arrested.
Police said the woman and child were not harmed, but were held against their will in the car.
Lopez ran from the car near the Legend Hills business complex, 2000 E. 1200 South, in Clearfield, and into a muddy field, where police later found his shoes.