Watson being held on no-bail parole hold. First court appearance is Monday
The man suspected in a hit-and-run crash while fleeing from police in a stolen SUV is being held without bail and faces three felony counts.
Joshua Matthew Watson, 32 was charged with evading police causing injury, hit and run causing injury, possession of a stolen vehicle, all felonies, and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
Watson is featured in this week's Taft's Most Wanted.
He was wanted for violating his parole.
Bail for the criminal charges totals $535,000, but he is also being held on a no-bail parole hold, Kern County Sheriff's jail records show.
Watson is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Watson has a lengthy criminal record and has served several state prison sentences.
Kern County Superior Court records show Watson was released from jail on Aug. 23 after serving 114 days for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
He received a 3-year sentence in 2008 for drug possession charges, a 4-year sentence in 2004 for a burglary conviction and a 2-year sentence in 1998 for burglary.
Watson's arrest was the second time in a week that suspect featured in Taft's Most Wanted has been caught.
Taft Police and Kern County Sheriff's deputies found Joey Foster, 35, hiding in the 700 block of North Street on Sept. 22. He was wanted after he failed to appear for sentencing.
His wife, Carrie, was also arrested and charged with being an accessory.
Taft's Most Wanted appears each Friday in the Taft Midway Driller print and e-editions and is a cooperative effort of the Midway Driller and Kern County Sheriff's Office.