Miguel Solis, 23, was recently apprehended and transferred to the Ford County Jail following his arrest and extradition from Mexico.

According to Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman, Solis had been sought in the death of Miguel Tol Juarez in 2012.

"Mr. Solis is charged with murder in the first degree, two counts of aggravated battery, one count of attempted aggravated robbery, and one count of criminal possession of a firearm," Salzman said. "Mr. Solis was located in Mexico and, thanks to the assistance of local, state, federal, and Mexican law enforcement agencies, was extradited back to Ford County to answer to these charges."

The incident that resulted in Juarez's death took place on Aug. 5, 2012, in Ford County.

"Murder in the first degree is punishable by a life sentence in prison," Salzman said. "Aggravated battery is punishable by between 38 and 172 months imprisonment in the Kansas Department of Corrections and up to $300,000 in fines; attempted aggravated robbery is punishable by between 31 and 136 months imprisonment in the Kansas Department of Corrections and up to $300,000 in fines and criminal possession of a firearm is punishable by between seven and 28 months imprisonment in the Kansas Department of Corrections and up to $100,000 in fines."

The next hearing scheduled for Solis is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 5 before Judge Sidney R. Thomas at the Ford County District Courthouse.

The bond for Solis has been set at $4 million, cash or corporate surety.

 

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