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TRANSIENT CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

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A 35-year-old man has been bound over for trial in 5th District Court on charges of attempted murder and aggravated robbery.

Alan Glen Wilkerson, described by authorities as a transient, is accused of robbing a Bakersfield, Calif., man of his pickup truck earlier this month. The victim was then tied to a tree, hit with a lug wrench and stabbed repeatedly in the neck before being left to die near Leeds on Aug. 12, prosecutors say.William Milton Jones, 42, testified Tuesday that he was able to untie himself, climb through a barbed-wire fence and flag down a St. George motorist on I-15. He was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center and underwent treatment for his wounds.

Jones said he met Wilkerson at a homeless shelter in Bakersfield and agreed to give him a lift to Texas in return for helping to pay for gas.

He told Judge James L. Shumate the two drove to Utah via Las Vegas, looking for odd jobs and donating blood for gas money along the way. Jones said he pulled off the road near Leeds to rest for the night.