A judge has set a July trial date for a Le Mars man charged after a spree of crimes March 2 that police said included a burglary and an assault involving an 11-year-old Le Mars girl.
Matthew R. Jandreau, 19, has pleaded not guilty to burglary in the first degree; kidnapping in the third degree; assault with intent to commit sexual abuse; operating without owner's consent; public intoxication; operating while under the influence; and theft in the fifth degree.
The trial was scheduled for 9 a.m. May 15, but has been re-set for 9 a.m. July 17.
Plymouth County District Court Judge Jeffrey Poulson issued an order with the new trial date.
The delay will allow additional time for Jandreau's attorney, Bryan R. Goodman, to prepare for a trial due to Goodman's trial schedule and caseload, according to court records.
Jandreau has been held in the Plymouth County Jail since his arrest March 2 when police charged him after investigating crimes in southwest Le Mars.
The crimes included a disturbance at the Le Mars Truck Stop, a theft of a van from a driveway at a residence, an attempted break-in at a home and a burglary and assault at another home where the girl, 11, was home alone from school because she was ill, a press release from police stated.