Suspect of chase, stand off with Bakersfield police, pleads not guilty to four felony charges

Being held on $5 million bail

BAKERSFIELD - The parolee, accused of shooting at Bakersfield police officers and putting an entire block under lock down, was scheduled to face a judge for the first time Friday.

Miguel Villanueva, 29, entered a plea of not guilty Friday afternoon on four felonies, including attempted murder and assault with a firearm on a peace officer.

The BPD said Villanueva led officers on a high speed chase in Southwest Bakersfield, before barricading himself inside a garage on Parkwood Court and shooting at officers.

No officers were hurt, but Villanueva was shot and wounded by police.

He his being held on $5 million bail.

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