Generally, aside from murder, many criminal statues prohibit the filling of criminal charges after a certain amount of time has passed.
For the purposes of this question, assume the police do not know the true identity of the criminal who committed the crime, but have probable cause that a person who goes by a certain alias committed the crime. Can a District Attorney file a criminal complaint (or initiate grand jury proceedings) against this alias? Will the filing of this complaint toll the statue of limitations? Under what conditions will the tolling stop? (if this complaint does indeed toll)
Is there any legislation on this topic?
I am interested in an answer for any jurisdiction in the United States, I imagine the answer could be different for the different jurisdictions within the states.