Woman involved in high-speed chase pleads not guilty

By From page A3 | January 08, 2014

FAIRFIELD — One of two suspects who was in a high-speed chase with a Solano County sheriff’s deputy that ended with a crash and the deputy seriously injured pleaded not guilty Monday to a single felony charge of possessing stolen property.

Desiree B. Bello, 20, who is also charged with a misdemeanor of resisting arrest, was ordered to return to court Jan. 21 for a probable cause hearing.

Judge Peter B. Foor reduced Bello’s bail to $15,000 from $70,000, since prosecutors did not charge her with more serious crimes such as those they filed against her companion in their car, 27-year-old Edward D. Asis.

Asis was not arraigned Monday. He posted bail before the scheduled hearing and will be arraigned at a future date. Prosecutors filed numerous felony charges against Asis earlier in the day.

Asis was allegedly behind the wheel of a stolen car, along with Bello, when Deputy Rick Mroz spotted them along Highway 12 on the evening of Jan. 1. A brief high-speed chase ended at the intersection of Highway 12 and Pennsylvania Avenue, where Mroz lost control of his patrol car and hit a light pole. Mroz suffered two broken legs and a fractured pelvis in the crash.

Bello and Asis were arrested near the crash scene a short time later. Their car ended up mired in a field and they tried to flee from authorities.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 07, 2014 - 6:46 am

    She's walkin, yes indeed she's walkin, she'll soon be free, she's walkin, cause this is Solano County....

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  • innovationinstitutellcJanuary 08, 2014 - 10:57 am

    Hmmm Best to just fess up.

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