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Twin Falls, Idaho - A Twin Falls man caused of robbery has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in magistrate court; John Moore IV, has been bound over for arraignment before a district court judge next Monday.

Moore is charged with stealing beer and money from the oasis convenience store on west Addison, while allegedly using a gun to threaten the clerk.

According to police, things took a strange twist a short time later when Moore got into a taxi; the driver recognized him and took Moore back to the oasis stop 'n go where police were still investigating the crime.

In other court news, three weeks ago, the trial for a Buhl man facing perjury charges was postponed. 40-year old Robert Barton Junior is charged with one count of criminal conspiracy to commit perjury and one count of criminal solicitation.

Barton is accused of offering to change his testimony against Christopher Mark Taylor, who was accused of grand theft and other charges.

Monday, District Judge Richard Bevan said that Barton was eligible for parole on July 15th on unrelated charges. Bevan scheduled Barton’s three day trial to begin on Tuesday, August 24th, with a final pretrial conference at 11 am Monday, August 16th.


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