Jeremy London is expected to testify next week in a hearing that will determine whether a Palm Springs man will stand trial on charges that he kidnapped the actor.
Brandon Adams, 27, faces charges of carjacking, kidnapping, robbery, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and receiving stolen property, along with a sentence-enhancing allegation that he used a firearm.
Adams made a brief court appearance today, but his preliminary hearing was delayed until Oct. 8 by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Thomas Douglass.
London is expected to take the witness stand at some point during the hearing, according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.
The 37-year-old actor told police three men helped him change a flat tire about 2 p.m. June 10 in the 2500 block of North Palm Canyon Drive, on Highway 111 on the city’s far northwest side.
After changing the tire, London said he offered the men a ride. But once in the car, Adams allegedly took out a gun and ordered the actor to drive throughout Palm Springs, buy alcohol and use drugs.
London, who was in the Coachella Valley to visit his ex-wife and young son, told investigators he was able to escape around 2:35 the following morning, when he called police.
The actor’s twin brother and other family members have publicly said they doubt the recovering addict’s story, but London has countered in media interviews that he did not make up the account and believes his acting skills helped get him through the ordeal.
Adams has denied the allegations in interviews, claiming the men took a joyride and partied for hours with London, who’s known for his roles in the television series “Party of Five” and “Seventh Heaven.”
Adams is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.