UPDATE (5/19): Valdovinos was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years and eight months in prison, court records show.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (4/16) — A man pleaded no contest Friday to attempting to carjack a vehicle with a woman and children inside.
Miguel Valdovinos, 25, pleaded no contest to charges of attempted carjacking and attempted kidnapping, and prosecutors dismissed a robbery charge. according to court records. He faces 17 years and four months in prison at his May 18 sentencing, prosecutors said.
Police said officers saw Valdovinos try to force a woman from a vehicle on Owens Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Park early Sept. 6, 2020. He ran when officers approached, and was taken into custody after a short chase.
Valdovinos didn’t know the woman, police said.