FAIRFIELD — An ex-con caught with a stolen gun, more than $5,000 cash and a bit more than a half ounce of marijuana pleaded not guilty Tuesday to four felony charges.
Duane H. Wildman was arrested Saturday after allegedly speeding through a trailer park in an attempt to get away from a Solano County sheriff’s deputy who saw Wildman driving recklessly along West Texas Street, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Wildman, 29, jumped out of the vehicle and tried to flee on foot after a short pursuit around 2 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said. He left his vehicle in gear and it hit a parked car, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.
Wildman was taken into custody a short distance from where his vehicle came to rest. He showed signs of intoxication and an open bottle of alcohol was located within the vehicle, according to the release.
Deputies said they found $5,137 on Wildman, and about 16 grams of marijuana and a loaded .32 caliber semiautomatic handgun in his vehicle, according to the release. He has a prior conviction that excludes his owning or possessing firearms, according to the release. Authorities said the firearm was later determined to have been stolen recently in a residential burglary in Vallejo.
Wildman was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, possessing a firearm while prohibited from doing so, possessing stolen property, evading police and for an alleged violation of probation. He was also booked for hit and run with property damage and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Wildman was ordered to return to court Oct. 4 for a probable cause hearing. He will remain locked up in jail unless he posts $55,000 bail.
Jess Sullivan contributed to this report. Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This version updates the original to include details from Tuesday’s court appearance.