Man accused of abducting Elsinore motorist at gunpoint ordered to stand trial

MURRIETA (CNS) - A man accused of abducting a Lake Elsinore motorist at gunpoint and forcing the victim to drive him more than 25 miles before letting him go must stand trial, a judge ruled Friday, May 6. Jerry Frias Tolentino of Menifee was arrested last month following a Riverside County Sheriff's Department investigation. Tolentino is charged with kidnapping, carjacking, hit-and-run resulting in property damage and sentence-enhancing gun use allegations. At a preliminary hearing at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta Friday, May 6, a Riverside County Superior Court judge determined that there was sufficient evidence to warrant a trial on all of the counts. Tolentino is being held on $1 million bail at the Byrd Detention Center. The defendant allegedly confronted the motorist,
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