SALINE COUNTY, Mo. – Judge Bellamy in Saline County is to make a ruling on a motion for bond reduction today.

After hearing testimony and arguments from prosecutors and the attorney for William H. Hostetter, 48, of Marshall, the judge took the cause under advisement last week. Hostetter is charged with felony counts of second degree kidnapping and domestic assault in the second and third degrees. The motion hearing will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. this morning.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon.