EL CAJON (CNS) - A parolee who was wanted on auto theft and assault charges when he allegedly led officers on a car chase in El Cajon, hitting two vehicles before being taken into custody, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony evading charges.
Hector Miranda, 34, was ordered held on $215,000 bail.
Members of a fugitive task force were actively looking for Miranda on Wednesday afternoon when he was spotted leaving the county library branch at 201 E. Douglas Ave., according to El Cajon police Lt. Rich Alvernaz.
Miranda is the prime suspect in a stabbing that occurred in El Cajon and is also suspected of violating the terms of his parole, the lieutenant said.
Shortly after Miranda drove away from the library, a police officer in a marked El Cajon police vehicle attempted to pull Miranda over, but he refused to comply and a pursuit ensued, Alvernaz said.
During the pursuit, Miranda allegedly struck two other vehicles but no one was hurt in either crash. Alvernaz said the pursuit weaved through city streets and the freeway before eventually ending in the area of Highway 52 and North Magnolia.
Miranda and a woman who was a passenger in his vehicle were both taken into custody, Alvernaz said, adding that the woman was later released and would not face any charges.
Miranda will be back in court December 4 for a readiness conference and December 8 for a preliminary hearing.
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