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Cal State Fullerton lockdown suspects plead not guilty
FULLERTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A Riverside County judge ordered four suspects to stand trial for attempted murder and robbery in a case that led to a pursuit causing the California State University-Fullerton campus to be locked down.
Riverside County Superior Court Judge Jean Leonard found in a preliminary hearing there was enough evidence to carry the case against the four defendants to trial.
The four suspects are due back in court on Feb. 1.
The four men are charged with an armed robbery at a Moreno Valley jewelry store in which one employee was shot twice. The employee was seriously injured but survived.
The suspects fled the scene and led police on a pursuit that ended at the CSU Fullerton campus, prompting a campus-wide lockdown. Another vehicle pursuit commenced, leading into Los Angeles.
Traevon Vidaud, Damine Banks and Jerome Allen were arrested following the two pursuits. Roosevelt Fernandez was arrested at a later date.
If convicted as now charged, the four men are facing about 37 years to life in prison, according to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.
A fifth suspect in the case has not been caught. The search continues for the fifth suspect. Anyone with information was asked to call the Moreno Valley Police Department at (951) 486-6710.
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