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  • Carjacking attempt defendant takes plea deal

  • He enters no contest plea to another count
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  • The defendant in what Kern County Sheriff's investigators called a robbery and carjacking attempt will be sentenced on Sept. 10 after he pleaded no contest to attempted grand theft from a person.
    Cesar Aguilar, 22, was arrested on July 30 by Kern County Sheriff's deputies investigating a report that a Bakersfield man nearly became the victim of a carjacking the day before.
    The would-be victim, who was not identified, told deputies he had given a woman he met through a ride sharing app on his phone a ride to a home in Dustin Acres, and agreed to pick her up and take her back to Bakersfield later in the day.
    When he returned, however, Aguilar entered the car, according to a Sheriff's news release, and attacked the man, demanding his car and cell phone.
    He escaped, however, and called deputies.
    Kern County Superior Court records show Aguilar was on parole for a January 2013 conviction for auto theft and resisting arrest and he had recently appeared in Taft's Most Wanted.
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