Posted 6:17 p.m. MST
Gene Ellis Anaya, 49, made his second appearance in court Monday.
Yuma County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him last week. They say two woman accused him of trying to rob them of their money.
In court, the defendant and the judge butt head when Anaya insisted his innocence.
Prosecutors filed two formal charges against Anaya: one count of attempted armed robbery—a class three felony—and one count of threatening or intimidating for allegedly implying he would injury the victims if they didn't give him their money.
Early Tuesday morning, last week, deputies arrested Anaya after two woman said he tried to rob them in the 700 block of south Vaughn Avenue in Yuma. The victims ran off with no injuries.
In court, the judge kept Anaya’s bond at $100,000, cash only, and appointed Anaya a public defender.
He'll be back in court later this week.