John Kirk, 71, and his son David Kirk, 43, made their first court appearance April 29 in Crowley County.

John Kirk, 71, and his son David Kirk, 43, made their first court appearance April 29 in Crowley County.

The two have been named as suspects in the disappearance of John Kirk's brother Richard in 2010.

John Kirk was represented in the hearing before senior judge M. Jon Kolomitz by Randy Jorgensen of Pueblo while David Kirk was represented by Karl Tameler, also of Pueblo.

Kolomitz, who stated he was merely "filling in" for Judge Michael Schiferl who will hear the case, reaffirmed a protection order for John Kirk and set a status conference date for June 28.

When David Kirk's case was called, Tameler said his client would, at his own expense, pay for electronic monitoring. Kolomitz agreed and ordered David Kirk to set up the home monitoring within 72 hours at Kirk's expense.

Kolomitz also modified a protection order for David Kirk and ordered both men to present themselves at the Crowley County Sheriff's Office to be fingerprinted.

David Kirk's next court appearance will be May 17 when he will appear on a modification of his bond.

Originally, bond for John Kirk was set at $3,000 and David Kirk's was $50,000, according to Crowley County Sheriff John "Smokey" Kurtz.

The original charge against John Kirk was co-conspirator in his brother's disappearance. David Kirk was charged with suspicion of second-degree murder.