Johnny Ortiz — who starred together with Kevin Costner in “McFarland, United states” — is currently sitting powering bars after remaining billed with premeditated attempted murder costs … TMZ has discovered.
In accordance to lawful docs, received by TMZ, Ortiz and yet another gentleman, Armando Miguel Navarro, allegedly tried using to kill a male named Brian Duke “for the profit of, at the direction of, and in affiliation with a felony street gang with the unique intent to endorse, even more and guide in prison perform by gang associates.”
Navarro is the 1 accused of pulling the set off, and though it really is unclear particularly what part Ortiz performed in the criminal offense … prosecutors felt it warranted the attempted murder cost.
Ortiz — who starred as just one of the cross state runners in the based-on-a-true-tale Disney flick, “McFarland, Usa” — was arrested in late May possibly, and stays driving bars. The decide set his bail at a whopping $1,120,000.
His family insists he’s not guilty, and is hoping to increase his bail via crowdfunding. They wrote on the internet site, “Johnny is every little thing to our spouse and children. Johnny does anything to assist the local community and the Hispanic group in particular … he is in jail battling for his scenario that he is innocent on.”
The actor’s also appeared in “Ali,” “American Criminal offense” and “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Film.”
Ortiz has pled not guilty and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday.