Two women were fined $300 Tuesday and placed on probation for their parts in the kidnapping of John Max Taylor, an elderly Provo man, last July.
Trial dates for the victim's former wife, Anne, a New York woman accused of masterminding the abduction plot, and two more alleged accomplices have been set for June.Fourth Circuit Judge E. Patrick McGuire sentenced Myrla Allgier, 43, West Jordan, to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for her conviction last month on one count of unlawful detention, a Class B misdemeanor. Tammy D. Hardy, 29, Provo, pleaded guilty in November to the same charge and received an identical sentence.
The judge suspended the jail sentences and all but $300 of the fines for both women. He also placed them on six months probation.
The two women and co-defendants Jackie H. Perry, 34, Payson, and Dennis F. Steele, 30, Provo, were charged with one count each of unlawful detention and misdemeanor assault in the kidnapping July 16, 1987, of Taylor, 80.
Allgier, Perry and Steele all were convicted of the detention charge in a jury trial last month and acquitted of assault charges. The assault charge against Hardy was dropped in exchange for her guilty plea. Earlier this month McGuire gave Perry and Steele the same sentences he handed out Tuesday to Allgier and Hardy.
The trial of Taylor's former wife, Anne Taylor, 56, has been scheduled for June 20 in 4th District Court. The trial of Raeldon Palmer, 47, and his wife, Joellen, 44, both of Pleasant Grove, has been scheduled for June 22.
Taylor was abducted from a parking lot while walking with his sister to her car following an appointment with a physician. Police say he was taken to Colorado, but was returned to Provo three days later after local attorneys acting as intermediaries arranged a meeting with authorities.