Rojas did not ‘go quietly’ during arrest

Angel Rojas appears in court for fatal car crash. (WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)
Angel Rojas appears in court for fatal car crash. (WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Angel Rojas faced a Clark County Judge Monday morning after being captured on Sunday.

The judge set Rojas’ bond at $250,000. Prosecutors in the case asked for the high bond because they believe Rojas to be a flight risk. The Clark County Prosecutor D. Andrew Wilson is sending the case to a grand jury within the week. Rojas is facing three felony charges of leaving the scene an accident.

Angel Rojas was captured and brought into the Clark County Jail in connection to a fatal car crash on April 7. (CLARK COUNTY JAIL PHOTO)
Angel Rojas was captured and brought into the Clark County Jail in connection to a fatal car crash on April 7. (CLARK COUNTY JAIL PHOTO)

Officials at the Clark County Jail said Angel Rojas, 19, was brought into the jail at 9 p.m. on Sunday.  Troopers say he was picked up at the Drake Motel in Springfield Township.  U.S. Marshals made the arrest.  They had to use a taser to get Rojas under control.

Investigators said Rojas ran from the scene after a crash in Springfield Township killed two people on April 7.

According to Clark County Municipal Court records, Rojas has been in court three times over the past 18 months for driving under suspension. Tristan Sherman, 18, and Juan Compton, 21, were both killed in the crash.

Deputies said Rojas has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest. He is set to be arraigned at 10:30 a.m. on Monday in Clark County.

We’re continuing to gather more information and will update the story as we get it.

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