A judge on Thursday increased the bail amount for a man accused of attacking a woman inside her Ceres home several hours after he had been released from Stanislaus County Jail.
Aaron Modisett-Hollie, 18, of Stockton has been charged with burglary and assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense during a burglary. Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge David Vanderwall entered a not guilty plea on the defendant’s behalf during his arraignment hearing Thursday afternoon.
Modisett-Hollie appeared in court without an attorney for the first time since his arrest Tuesday. His bail was initially set at $100,000, but the judge increased it to $550,000 -- the typical bail amount for his charges and prior convictions.
Deputy District Attorney Meghan Greerty was seeking a larger bail amount, because the assault charge could result in a sentence of life in prison if convicted.
Judge Vanderwall declined, telling the prosecutor she could ask for a bail review hearing in Modisett-Hollie’s next court appearance.
The judge scheduled the defendant to return to court Monday for a pretrial hearing and appointed the Stanislaus County Public Defender’s Office to represent him.
Modisett-Hollie was released early after serving a jail sentence for a conviction of assault with the intent to commit felony mayhem or rape.
Ceres police has said the defendant smashed a window to get inside the woman’s home shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday, and she used some of the broken glass to cut the defendant as she defended herself. He left the home but was captured later in a field in the 2100 block of Moffet Road.
The defendant remained in custody Thursday afternoon.