A Monday preliminary hearing in the case of RTS Towing owner Randal Loy Wright has been rescheduled for April 24.
Dressed in olive slacks and a casual blue shirt, Wright, 58, appeared briefly in court on Monday. Commissioner Ralph Cook postponed the hearing because of motions which still need to be filed in the case.
Wright is accused of unlawfully taking a Mercedes Benz G55 from Mercedes Benz of Fresno sometime between Dec. 9 and Dec. 18.
In another case, Wright is accused of contacting the California Highway Patrol and making a fake stolen auto report.
Tom Pheiff, Wright's attorney, said his client continues to maintain his innocence in both cases.
His wife, Karen Rene Wright, has been missing since Feb. 9, after making a visit to San Felipe, Mexico, where the couple has vacation homes.
Wright is free on bail and hasn't been named as a suspect in his wife's disappearance.