A pre-trial hearing for Marvin Boze is scheduled for Thursday. Police say he sparked a nearly day-long manhunt in parts of Indiana and Illinois last summer.
Authorities claim Boze took his five step-children from their home in August. They were found after police say Boze stole a semi-truck while on the run.
He now faces several kidnapping and criminal confinement charges. Trial is expected to begin January 13th.