The Yuma man who was arrested by deputies from the Yuma County Sheriff's Office over the weekend following a short foot pursuit has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear.
Alex Robles Jr., 20, aka “Smokie,” is scheduled to be sentenced at 1 p.m. July 12. He also pleaded guilty to the original misdemeanor charges of attempted possession of marijuana and attempted possession of drug paraphernalia.
Robles, who was arraigned Tuesday in Yuma Justice Court, had four cases against him, however he was not charged with any offenses in three of them. In addition to the failure to appear, Robles was also facing other burglary, theft, criminal trespass and drug-related charges.
Yuma Justice of the Peace Greg Stewart explained to Robles that the charges had not been dismissed and that they can still be refiled later. He informed Robles that in two of the cases, the reason no complaints were filed is that the Yuma County Attorney's Office has sent the cases back to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office for further investigation before determining whether to file any charges.
“A determination will be made at a later date as to whether or not prosecutors will file formal charges in each of these two cases,” Stewart said. “I want you to understand that upon prosecutor review, should charges be filed at a later date you would be returned before the court either by warrant or by summons.”
In the third case, Stewart explained that prosecutors had declined to file any charges. He also reduced Robles' original bond from $12,500 to $2,500.
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