Posted: 5:52 p.m. MST
A dangerous police chase Friday afternoon earned the alleged driver 16 charges.
Prosecutors explained Tuesday in court why Iovany Alegre should stay behind bars.
“He began to wrestle with one of the detectives,” the state said, “and attempted to pull the detective's firearm away from him.”
He says that happened right after the 26-year-old allegedly led law enforcement on a destructive chase Friday afternoon. It came to an abrupt end at the intersection of 24th street and 4th avenue.
Tuesday in court the judge reviewed the 16 charges Alegre faces.
They include three counts of aggravated assault and eight counts of endangerment, some of which are against peace officers from various local agencies.
Yuma police and Yuma County sheriff's officials confirm the chase started when Cocopah police officers responded to a call of a stolen ATV. The situation quickly escalated when they say Alegre sped off in a stolen Toyota Tundra.
The judge maintained no bond and no release. Alegre will stay behind bars, and he'll be back in court next week.