PROVO A man charged with the murder of a missing Spanish Fork teen has bailed out of jail, a month before his next hearing.
Christopher Jeppson, 30, posted $100,000 cash-only bail and was out of the Utah County Jail Tuesday just before 5 p.m.
He faces a first-degree felony murder charge in 4th District Court and joins the case already pending against Timmy Brent Olsen.
Olsen was charged in 4th District Court in January 2006 with the same charge. Both men are believed to have played a role in the death of 15-year-old Kiplyn Davis, who disappeared from Spanish Fork High School on May 2, 1995.
Jeppson was arrested after the charges were filed and appealed to be released during a hearing in October.Jeppson's attorney, Scott Williams, asked the judge to allow the same release status a federal judge allowed.
Jeppson had been found guilty by a federal jury of perjury for lying to federal investigators about his knowledge of Davis' disappearance. However, he'd been allowed to remain out of custody until his sentencing on Jan. 9.
The judge denied that motion and ruled Jeppson stay in jail unless he could meet bail.
An eight-day preliminary hearing for Jeppson and Olsen is to begin Jan. 7.