Two men charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Johnson County deputy sheriff made brief court appearances Thursday.
Attorneys for William Luth and Brady Newman-Caddell asked for more time to review the “voluminous” evidence in the case before a preliminary hearing is set.
They are next scheduled to be in court on Dec. 16.
Luth, 24, of Blue Springs, and Newman-Caddell, 21, of Independence, are charged in Johnson County District Court with aggravated kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy in connection with the Oct. 7 attack on the deputy.
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The female deputy was abducted in Olathe outside the detention center where she worked. She was later released in Jackson County.
Johnson County officials have said that they believe there are victims of other attacks that could be associated with Luth and Newman-Caddell. Sources have told The Star one rape in Independence in February may be connected. Charges have not been filed in that case.
Luth and Newman-Caddell are being held on bonds of $1 million.