Oroville Mercury-Register

Judge cancels Stewart’s trial, sets deal hearing


A Florida judge has canceled the trial for rock icon Rod Stewart and his adult son and scheduled a hearing next month to discuss a plea deal to resolve charges stemming from an altercatio­n with a security guard nearly two years ago. Court records show the hearing with Judge August Bonavita is set for Oct. 22regardin­g a plea agreement to close the case without them needing to appear in court. The trial had been scheduled to begin Tuesday but was canceled. If convicted, the Stewarts were facing a year in jail, or probation and a $1,000fine.

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