Carbajal pleads not guilty to all charges

A California man law enforcement officials say drove the getaway car following a Central Point shooting just after 4 a.m. Nov. 1 pleaded not guilty to all the charges on his indictment in Jackson County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon.

Miguel Carbajal, 19, of Dinuba, pleaded not guilty to 11 charges a grand jury indicted him on Nov. 3. They include two counts of attempted aggravated murder, first-degree assault and manslaughter, according to court records.

He has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21. and is still being held in the Jackson County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail.

Carbajal is one of three people pulled from a car that crashed near the 8200 block of Old Stage Road following a high-speed chase from the scene of a Central Point shooting that put 22-year-old Gold Hill resident Erik Dorey in the hospital with wounds to his jaw. Central Point resident Gustavo Santiago, 16, was ejected from the car during the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.

Francisco Campos, 19, of Traver, Calif., is being held on $250,000 bail as a material witness to the shooting. A fourth suspect, 20-year-old Gabriel Perez, is alleged to have fled the scene of the crash. Police still have not found Perez, who is a registered sex offender and known Nortenos gang member.


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