San Jacinto man sent to prison for beating, kidnapping estranged wife

By in Press Enterprise on October 5, 2017

By City News Service

A convicted felon who severely beat and abducted his estranged wife from her San Jacinto home, then led law enforcement officers on a 30-mile high-speed pursuit before being apprehended, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and was immediately sentenced to 20 years, four months in state prison.

Jesus Onofre Millan, 43, of San Jacinto admitted the attempted murder count and a robbery allegation under a plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

In exchange for his admissions, prosecutors dropped 13 other charges filed against him, including torture, evading arrest, carjacking, assault with a firearm and spousal abuse.

Superior Court Judge Mark Johnson certified the terms of the plea deal and imposed the sentence stipulated by the prosecution and defense.

Millan was arrested and charged in March after forcibly taking the woman, identified in court documents only as “G.M.,” from her residence in the 1800 block of Villnes Avenue.

According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Duckett, Millan and the victim became involved in a domestic altercation on the night of March 8, with several of her family members present.

Millan flew into a rage, beating the woman and several of her relatives, taking cash from them and then dragging her out of the home to a red sedan, later confirmed stolen, Duckett alleged.

The family immediately called 911, and deputies swarmed the area, searching for the vehicle, without any luck, according to Duckett.

Duckett said a description of the car was provided to law enforcement agencies throughout the region, and shortly before 4 a.m. the next day, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies spotted it in Norwalk.

Millan ignored deputies’ commands to stop the car and sped away eastbound, eventually connecting to the Riverside (91) Freeway, Duckett said.

California Highway Patrol officers took over the chase, which ended on Serfas Club Drive in downtown Corona, where the defendant […]    

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