Shooting Suspect Returned to Mono County

29 year old Jorge Ruelas was arraigned in Mono County Court on charges related to a home invasion type robbery in Mammoth that occurred in 2005.

ruelas_jorge.jpgMammoth Police say that at about 2:00 am on November 2, 2005, a call came in for a man inside an apartment with a gun. As police arrived at the apartment off of Chaparral, they reported that they heard shots fired. The suspect fled the scene, but officers explained that a male victim had been shot twice. According to police, one bullet grazed the victims abdomen, the second round went clear through the victims thigh.

Investigators did recover the gun, a .45 semi- automatic and a warrant was issued for the suspect, Ruelas.

Now, close to three years later, the suspect is back in Mono County to face charges. Police explained that law enforcement in Kern County arrested Ruelas after a routine stop led to a records' check.

Mono Deputy District Attorney Kyle Graham reports that Ruelas has been charged with the home invasion robbery, residential burglary, and assault by firearm. The court has set bail at $250,000.

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