Contreras pleads not guilty on kidnapping charge
Defendant Jerad Rene Contreras, 27, from Pingree, pleaded not guilty to the seven charges against him as he listened to the maximum sentences he could face if convicted of the charges against him. Seventh Judicial District Judge Darren Simpson is presiding over this case.
He faces four felonies and three misdemeanors. He pleaded not guilty on all charges.
KIdnapping in the first degree is the first felony count against him. If convicted, Contreras could face a maximum sentence of life in prison or a death sentence.
A jury trial is set for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20. The pre-trial is set for 9 a.m. on Friday, June 2, in a Bingham County Courtroom.