Jamie Cortes Frutos, 20, is charged with robbery, evading police and making threats to cause great bodily injury.
During the arraignment, Judge Clark Sueyres appointed public defender Robert Remlinger to represent Frutos.
Remlinger talked to Frutos briefly inside the courtroom and then asked Sueyres to consider releasing Frutos on his own recognizance if he promised to make all of his court appearances.
Sueyres denied the request after Deputy District Attorney Ron Indran objected.
Indran told the judge Frutos was accused of threatening a teller and robbing Bank of Stockton, 1175 N. Tracy Blvd., and then leading police on a chase that ended in a crash at Kelly School, 535 Mabel Josephine Drive.
“He demonstrated he is a danger to society,” Indran said.
Sueyres said Frutos was facing “serious charges,” but he felt reducing his bail was justified because Frutos had no criminal record.
Bail was reduced from $285,000 to $50,000. Frutos remains in custody in San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.
Sueyres continued Frutos’ arraignment to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Manteca court.
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