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Julio Cesar Salcedo. 43, of Parker, is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 27 before Judge Jessica Quickle in La Paz County Superior Court on charges from an incident Aug. 20 and 21 in which he allegedly fired gun shots at law enforcement officers. He is also scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on earlier charges from an incident in January 2021.

In the case from August, CR-202100174, Salcedo is facing Salcedo is facing 10 counts, including two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, drive-by shooting, and unlawful flight from a pursuing law enforcement vehicle.

In the earlier case, CR-202100007, Salcedo is facing two counts of assault and robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of aggravated assault, and a count of disorderly conduct with a weapon.

The earlier case was bond over to the Superior Court by the Parker Justice Court on Jan. 22. Salcedo entered a plea of not guilty on Feb. 1.

Salcedo was released from jail on bond on these charges.

Court records show plea negotiations were active on these charges. At a pre-trial conference Aug. 9, a Donald hearing was held. This is an open court hearing before a judge where a defendant is informed of the details of a plea agreement as well as the risks of going to trial and the sentencing range that would be involved.

The most recent hearing on these charges was Sept. 13. La Paz County Public Defender Daniel Terrell asked for a continuance as Salcedo had not had a chance to review and sign the proposed plea agreement.

In the second case, CR-202100174, Salcedo is accused of having fired gun shots at law enforcement officers late in the evening of Aug. 20 in Parker. He fled into California and was arrested in the early morning hours of Aug. 21.

He was facing several charges in California, but these were dismissed due to the severity of the charges in Arizona. He was extradited to Arizona on Sept. 10.

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