OGDEN, Utah — Four Garden Grove, Calif., residents pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of custodial interference and aggravated burglary in an alleged attempt to kidnap a 20-month-old boy from his guardian's home.
The child purportedly was taken at gunpoint Saturday from the residence of James C. and Evelyn Neal. The child was recovered about 45 minutes later when police stopped a station wagon on Interstate 15 near Honeyville.
During her arraignment, the child's biological mother, Carol Holleran, 30, pleaded not guilty to custodial interference, a misdemeanor. Her bond was set at $1,500 and she was scheduled to appear for a nonjury trial next Tuesday.
Three other defendants, Robert Via, 28, his brother Mark Via, 26, and their mother Darla Jean Via, 44, were charged with custodial interference and aggravated burglary, a felony.