TWIN FALLS • A man who was arrested after police converged on a Twin Falls apartment complex last week now faces a host of Cassia County charges.
Twin Falls Police say they arrested Mario Ray Rendon, 32, on two Cassia County warrants.
One warrant stems from an alleged March 2013 incident. Rendon was charged with one charge each of eluding, grand theft, both felonies, and eluding officers, resisting or obstructing arrest and providing false information to police, all misdemeanors. His bond was set at $100,000.
A preliminary hearing for that case is scheduled on Dec. 6.
That warrant was issued on April 23.
The other warrant was issued on March 26 for an alleged incident a year earlier. Rendon faces misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
His bond in that case is $5,000.
Rendon was arraigned on charges from both cases Monday in Cassia County Court.
After being arrested in Twin Falls Thursday, Twin Falls Police Officer Dan Lewin said, Rendon was charged with resisting and obstructing police.
A new case has been filed in Twin Falls County Court, but Rendon has not been arraigned.
After Rendon was arrested Thursday, in Twin Falls, he was transported to the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Facility, Lewin said.
About 3 p.m. Thursday, police stopped a vehicle, and the driver got out to talk to the officer.
Rendon, the passenger, slid into the driver’s seat and took off. Police briefly pursued him but canceled the chase in favor of checking the suspect’s address.
They later converged on the Timberlake Village apartment complex at 176 Meadowview Lane, where Rendon refused to come out, dispatchers said.
Meadowview Lane was blocked off at Kimberly Road and at JoEllen Drive while police communicated with Rendon through the window of a first-floor apartment for about 30 minutes. About 4:10 p.m., they went in through the window and arrested Rendon.