Local developer arrested
July 15, 2008
A Park City developer will likely be extradited to California to face criminal charges after posting $200,000 bail in Summit County on Tuesday.
Snyderville Basin resident Keith Raymond Kelley, 66, was booked into jail in western Summit County July 11 after a warrant for his arrest was issued June 30 in San Diego, California.
Kelley is charged in California with several counts of perpetrating a lewd act upon a child 14 or 15 years old, according to Karen Dalton, a spokeswoman for Superior Court of California in San Diego County.
Kelley was charged June 30, Dalton said, adding that the offenses occurred between August and December 1988.
"Whatever it is in California, he is innocent of all charges," said Gerry D’Elia, an attorney representing Kelley in Utah. "I’m confident he is going to be cleared of all charges."
Kelley is doing "as well as can be expected under the circumstances," D’Elia said.
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A court date will be scheduled in California and Kelley must attend the hearing or face a felony charge for being a fugitive from justice in Utah, Summit County Attorney David Brickey said.
But Kelley is not being investigated in Summit County, Brickey stressed.
"We’re posting bond and then we’ll find out where we go from here," D’Elia said.
The U.S. Marshals Service Joint Criminal Apprehension Task Force cooperated with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office to arrest Kelley, explained Jim Phelps, investigations supervisor for the U.S. Marshals Service in Salt Lake City.
"We received information from U.S. Marshals out of San Diego," Phelps said, adding that his men "locate violent fugitives and sex offenders."
According to Phelps, "these crimes were egregious enough that we immediately took action."
"The allegations just recently came to light from a victim," Phelps said.
Kelley is vice president of Iron Mountain Associates, a woman at his office at The Colony said Tuesday.