One of the suspects accused in an armed robbery at San Jose Supermarket in Maite was released from prison for one day.
Nevermind Urumeyang, 20, was arrested and charged separately from co-defendant Heric Suda Andrew, 19, in connection with the robbery caught on camera at the Maite store on June 23.
Both appeared for an arraignment at the Superior Court of Guam on Wednesday.
Probation officers told the court that Urumeyang was released from custody on Tuesday and that Judge Maria Cenzon dismissed his case Wednesday morning.
The dismissal of the case against Urumeyang came a couple of days after the pair were indicted on charges related to the armed robbery and the cases for the two defendants were combined.
"He was added on at the indictment stage and that's why he's out," said Magistrate Judge Jonathan Quan.
Urumeyang was remanded back into custody following the hearing. His bail was set at $10,000 cash.
Not guilty pleas
The pair also pleaded not guilty to the charges against them in the indictment filed on July 5, and waived their rights to a speedy trial.
Andrew and Urumeyang were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery as a second-degree felony, second-degree robbery as a second-degree felony and theft of property as a third-degree felony. Each charge includes a special allegation of use of a deadly weapon used in the commission of a felony.
They are scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 15.
Caught on camera
On June 23, the pair were caught on the store's video surveillance allegedly robbing the employees at gunpoint. Urumeyang allegedly was holding a machete during the incident.
The pair took off with about $1,000 in cash.
Police later tracked down the duo and also found the gun believed to have been used in the alleged robbery. Authorities were not able to locate the machete, court documents state.
According to records at the Department of Corrections, Urumeyang was arrested in 2014 and charged with four counts of retail theft, conspiracy to commit retail theft, criminal facilitation, jurisdiction over an adult, guilt established by complicity, consumption of alcohol underage and resisting arrest.
Urumeyang had an active warrant issued for his arrest for the 2014 case, prison records state.