UPDATE: Man sentenced to prison for attempted carjacking with children inside vehicle

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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.

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