Posted: 8:22 p.m.
The 20-year-old who had been wanted for questioning in the murder of a Wellton woman and had been on the run, appeared in court Sunday afternoon for his initial appearance after being arrested Saturday.
However, Jorge Rios is facing charges unrelated to the death of Christal Figueroa.
After being on the run since police first named Rios as a suspect March 30, he was finally arrested Saturday by San Luis police officers who turned Rios over to Yuma police.
Yuma police then questioned Rios in connection with the Figueroa murder investigation and released him back to the custody of San Luis police.
Yuma police did not give details on why they released him.
Sunday in court, Rios heard the charges he may face.
Saturday afternoon, police spotted a Jeep that had been reported stolen earlier in the week.
Rios, who was driving the Jeep, would not stop, then lost control on a dirt road. He fled on foot, but officers caught him.
Rios is facing several charges, including unlawful flight, reckless driving, possession of a stolen vehicle, and use of drug paraphernalia.
The judge set his bond at $250,000, cash only, and he is scheduled to be back in court this week.
The murder of Christal Figueroa remains an active investigation.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Sgt. Ron Rodriguez with the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4678 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.