A judge has approved a request for a new judge in the kidnapping case against James Phelps.
Phelps is at the center of the disappearance of Cassidy Rainwater from Dallas County.
Phelps and Timothy Norton both face kidnapping charges.
Rainwater was reported missing in July, and authorities have remain tight-lipped about the investigation into her disappearance, including whether they have information on her fate or her whereabouts.
A preliminary hearing for Norton is still scheduled for this Friday, but Phelps’ hearing has been postponed.