A man who allegedly fled to Mexico after being accused of attempted murder in 2007 appeared Thursday in Clark County Superior County to face the more than decade-old case.
Juan Luis Alvarado-Velazquez, 32, was apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year, Deputy Prosecutor Kristine Foerster said. He faces an allegation of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a Vancouver stabbing in July 2007, court records show.
Three teenagers and Alvarado-Velazquez were identified as suspects. Three of them were charged in November of that year, while an arrest warrant for Alvarado-Velazquez went unserved as law enforcement were unable to locate him.
On Thursday, Judge Bernard Veljacic granted the state’s request to hold Alvarado-Velazquez without bail, noting that the allegations show he is a threat to the community, and his years on the run establish he’s a flight risk. A bail hearing will likely happen next week.
Alvarado-Velazquez said little during the hearing, listening to the attorneys’ remarks through a Spanish interpreter.