Trial set for so-called “Vampire Trucker”

Posted at 3:28 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 17:29:21-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A three week jury trial has been scheduled for a man known as the “Vampire Trucker.”

During a court appearance Monday, a federal judge scheduled a trial beginning in April 2016 for Timothy Vafeades. The truck driver is accused of kidnapping a pair of women and taking them to other states where they were repeatedly sexually assaulted. Federal prosecutors have also accused Vafeades of taking a dremel to a woman’s teeth. FBI agents wrote in charging documents he wore teeth with vampire fangs on them.

A jail booking mug shot of Timothy Vafeades.

A jail booking mug shot of Timothy Vafeades.

During Monday’s hearing, U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer also took under advisement a motion by the defense to exclude some search warrant evidence. A ruling on that will be issued at a later date.