Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:40 AM by MTN News
CODY, WY - A Montana man, accused of kidnapping and assaulting a Cody, Wyoming girl, will appear in court today for the first time in more than two months.
Jesse Speer, 39, is currently behind bars in the Park County Detention Facility on a $2 million cash bond. He is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. in a Cody courtroom to faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and use of a firearm.
In November, Speer waved his right to a hearing to determine if there was enough evidence in the case to proceed.
Speer was arrested in Belgrade nearly a week after the Oct. 8 abduction and assault of the 11-year-old girl in Cody. He was stopped by authorities while driving his white Toyota 4-Runner in Belgrade on Oct. 13.
Surveillance cameras and witnesses led authorities to Speer who was a photographer in the Bozeman area and who most recently lived in Manhattan.
He was held in the Gallatin County Detention Center then transported back to Park County to face charges.
(Photo from earlier court appearance)