Man Charged in Kidnapping Near Florida International University to Stay in Jail

The man accused of kidnapping a female student near Florida International University's south campus was back in court Tuesday to try to get released from jail.

Carlos Arana, 42, faces charges of armed kidnapping, battery and petty theft in the May incident. He had been ordered held without bond but went before Judge Alberto Milian Tuesday to seek his release.

But after talking things over with his attorney, Arana wasn't ready to go on with the scheduled bond hearing.

"You understand that while this is pending you're not going to be released, the bond situation is not going to change," Judge Milian said.

For now, Arana will stay in jail while his attorney schedules another bond hearing for him.

According to police, an FIU student told officers Arana forced her into his car at a bus stop by telling her he had a knife. She said he later fondled her breasts, told her his name was Oliver and dropped her off at Dolphin Mall.

The alleged victim memorized his tag number and gave it to police. Officers arrested Arana at his home last month.

No date has been set on the future bond hearing, but Arana's trial is scheduled for August 24.

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