Felon accused of leading deputies, CHP officers on freeway chase arraigned

A parolee accused of leading law enforcement officers on a chase in a stolen vehicle from San Jacinto to the Banning Pass, colliding with cars on Interstate 10 before surrendering, pleaded not guilty Thursday, April 15, to felony evading and other charges.Noel Avalos, 28, was arrested Saturday afternoon following the hourlong pursuit.Along with evading, Avalos is charged with auto theft, receiving stolen property and parole violations. He was arraigned before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Judith Clark, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for April 26, at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta and ordered him held in lieu of $150,000 bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Wade Lenton., about 10:30 a.m.
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