GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — The suspect in a homicide in Glen Burnie last month who fled to Arkansas has been arrested and extradited back to Maryland, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said Thursday.
Police arrested Cristian Pleitez-Tejada, 21, of Edgewater, in Rogers, a city in northwestern Arkansas, on October 22. He was extradited to Maryland on Wednesday and is being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center without bail.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Arrest Suspect In Connection To Shooting In Parkville
Pleitez-Tejada faces a number of charges, including second-degree murder, in the October 4 murder of 23-year-old Jose Salvador Mancia Aguilar. Officers responded to the scene in the 600 block of Crain Highway North just after 8 p.m. to find Mancia Aguilar unconscious near the front door of a building.
Mancia Aguilar was taken to an area hospital where he later died, police said. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.READ MORE: More Midshipmen Moved To Annapolis Hotel Due To Uptick In Positive COVID-19 Cases, U.S. Naval Academy Says
Detectives used digital and physical evidence to tie Pleitez-Tejada, who had already been wanted on a warrant for second-degree assault, to the crime, police said.MORE NEWS: University Of Baltimore Receives Record $5M Donation For Scholarship Fund
Online court records show Pleitez-Tejada is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in the murder case on December 2.