BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman last week pleaded not guilty Thursday to six felony charges.
21-year-old Fabian Prieto is charged with kidnapping, spousal abuse, two counts of assault with a firearm on a person, possession of a firearm by a felon and vandalism resulting in more than $400 in damage.
Prieto is accused of forcing a woman into a vehicle at an apartment complex in east Bakersfield on Dec. 18. Police said the two knew each other.
He then, according to police, drove her to to the area of Highway 178 and Morning Drive. That's when a good Samaritan noticed the victim struggling inside the vehicle and decided to intervene.
Prieto got out his vehical and pointed a gun at the good Samaritan. The good Samaritan was able to disarm Prieto by hitting Prieto with his car.
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Once Prieto was down, the good Samaritan called police.
Prieto was hospitalized for several days before being booked into jail, where he was held on $250,000 bail.
He’s next due in court Jan. 7.