9:20 P.M (MST)
After a county wide manhunt for Jorge Humberto Rios continued for over a week, authorities arrested the San Luis native over the weekend.
He was then turned over to the Yuma Police Department, where he was questioned and released concerning his involvement in the shooting death of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa, whose body was found in a citrus grove nearly three weeks ago.
Rios, also known as “Pelon,” appeared via teleconference in Somerton court, where he is facing a misdemeanor and three felony counts.
The charges stem from an incident over the weekend, when authorities tried to pull him over in a stolen 1998 Jeep Wrangler.
It was then that Rios attempted to flee from officers before crashing the jeep into a wall.
The 20-year-old faces four total charges, including theft, burglary, criminal damage, and unlawful flight from a police vehicle.
Judge Jorge Lozano entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of Rios, who was also appointed a defense attorney in court.
He is being held on $250,000 bond.