Padilla back in jail here after fleeing

Jessie Padilla

Jessie Padilla

KINGMAN - The state-witness-turned-fugitive in the March 2009 home invasions case is now in the Mohave County Jail.

Jessie Padilla, 23, had been fighting extradition from New Mexico after he was arrested in Portales in June.

He had fled Arizona several months earlier, shortly after entering into a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to testify against five other defendants charged with breaking into three homes on the night of March 15, 2009, in exchange for a reduction of charges.

Mohave County Prosecutor Doug Camacho has since rescinded the deal and reinstated the original charges. Those charges now include 10 counts of kidnapping, seven counts of aggravated assault, three counts of armed robbery, three counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of burglary, two counts of attempted armed robbery and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery.

Padilla was booked into the jail Thursday.