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Kiplyn Davis suspect stays in custody

A federal magistrate has ordered a Spanish Fork man to remain in federal custody — a man federal prosecutors say has information about the disappearance of 15-year-old Kiplyn Davis.

Timmy Brent Olsen, 28, was indicted Friday on 20 counts of perjury after he repeatedly denied making statements that he bragged about the murder of Davis, who disappeared from Spanish Fork High School 10 years ago. Prosecutors say they have enough statements from other witnesses to charge Olsen with perjury.

On Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba ordered Olsen detained due to an active warrant for his arrest pending in state court on a DUI charge. Alba said once the state warrant is resolved, a federal detention hearing will be held.

Federal prosecutors have argued that Olsen is a danger to the community and a flight risk and needs to be held in federal custody pending the outcome of the case.<

Prosecutors say unnamed witnesses have testified hearing Olsen make statements that he was present when Davis was driven to a local canyon and at other times bragging that he killed Davis and buried her body in a tunnel.

In grand jury transcripts, Olsen repeatedly denied making any of those statements.

Olsen is one of three men now indicted with perjury in connection to the Davis disappearance.