Suspect found in Marian High School dumpster formally charged

(Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail)

Charges are filed against the man who fled from police and was found hiding in a dumpter at Marian High School.

Devin Rios, 23, faces counts of criminal recklessness, resisting, possession of meth, criminal mischief and leaving the scene of a crash.

According to court documents, police tried to stop Rios, Friday, after receiving reports that he was driving erratically in a stolen vehicle.

An officer fired shots as Rios allegedly struck a squad car in a Burger King parking lot. He then took off and was later found in the dumpster.

His bond was set at $10,000 cash. He’s due back in court early next month.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office released the following information about the charges:

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Devin M. Rios, 23, in a five count information in connection with events that occurred on November 13, 2020. He is charged with:

  • Count I: Criminal Recklessness a Level 6 Felony
  • Count II: Resisting Law Enforcement a Level 6 Felony
  • Count III: Possession of Methamphetamine a Level 6 Felony
  • Count IV: Criminal Mischief a Class B Misdemeanor
  • Count V: Leaving the Scene of an Accident a Class B Misdemeanor

Probable cause was found. Defendant was ordered held without bail until his initial bail
hearing. He was previously arrested on November 13, 2020, in connection with this
investigation and booked into the St. Joseph County Jail.

Devin Rios appeared before a St. Joseph County Magistrate this afternoon for his initial
bail hearing and arraignment. Bail was set at $10,000 cash or $100,000 Corporate surety.
At the issuance of this release, he remains in the custody of the St. Joseph County Jail.
His initial hearing is scheduled is scheduled for December 4, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. before
Judge Woodward Miller.

The sentencing range for a Level 6 Felony is ½ to 2 ½ years. The sentencing range for a
Class B Misdemeanor is up to 180 days.

Please be advised that the charges filed against this defendant are merely accusations and
that he is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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