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SUSPECT IN `TOP GUN’ HOLDUPS WON’T SEEK RELEASE FROM JAIL

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Kenneth Glen Trane, the Orem resident accused of being the Top Gun bandit, decided on Monday not to contest the federal government's move to hold him in jail pending trial.

In a detention hearing, attorney Ronald Yengich, representing Trane, told U.S. Magistrate Ronald N. Boyce that he would not attempt to have Trane released at this time. Trane was charged with robbing a credit union last week.Since then, the Salt Lake County attorney's office filed four charges of aggravated robbery against him.

Yengich said that a "substantial bond" would be requested on the state charges alone - in an amount that he doubts the unemployed salesman could meet.

Boyce said the four state charges would preclude Trane's release in any event. He ordered his continued detention without bail, based on state charges.

He set the next federal hearing for Nov. 9 at 1:15 p.m. If Trane is indicted by a federal grand jury before then, the hearing will be an arraignment; if not, it will be a preliminary hearing on the present felony charge.