An El Centro man was arraigned in the county jail court Wednesday on kidnapping and other charges in connection with an alleged crime spree this weekend.
James Manjarrez, 21, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of petty theft and battery and felony charges of kidnapping with intent to commit another crime, second-degree robbery and battery with serious bodily injury at the county's jail court Wednesday afternoon.
A pretrial hearing was set for Tuesday in the jail court.
The charges stem from an alleged crime spree in El Centro on Friday, in which Manjarrez allegedly threatened store clerks and stole a purse before he was nabbed by police around midnight.
Officers received the first call in the early evening from a liquor store on Fourth Street.
Clerks there reported a man had engaged in a verbal dispute with a clerk and then threw a tape dispenser at the clerk before fleeing.