Valley Acres Man Arrested for Car-Jacking, Robbery and Parole Violation
VALLEY ACRES — One of Taft Police Departments most wanted criminals is behind bars after being arrested on July 29, following a botched car-jacking attempt.
Cesar Aguilar-Sanchez, a 22-year-old Valley Acres resident was booked into the Central Receiving Facility Jail on charges of car-jacking, second degree robbery and for violating parole. According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the chain of events that led to Aguilar-Sanchez’s arrest began at around 3 p.m. on July 29, when deputies responded to a car-jacking call that had occurred in the 27000-block of Highway 119 in Dustin Acres, just outside the City of Taft.
Upon their arrival deputies learned that the Aguilar-Sanchez, had entered the front passenger door of a 29-year-old male victim’s vehicle and demanded his car and cellular phone. “The suspect punched the victim multiple times in the face,” Ray Pruitt, Sherriff’s Public Information Officer said. “And after a brief exchange of words, the victim agreed to transport the suspect to Bakersfield.” The victim however, was able to remove the “smart key” from the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
“The suspect chased after him until the he started flagging down vehicles driving by,” Pruitt said. A short time later, the victim was able to return to his vehicle and contact authorities During their investigation deputies discovered that Aguilar-Sanchez was wanted on an active felony parole warrant, and later located him, taking him into custody without incident.
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