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San Jose Crime Spree Suspect Appears In Court

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San Jose Chase, Arrest

San Jose police take robbery suspect Jonathan Wilbanks into custody after a high-speed chase and shootout in East San Jose on November 16, 2012. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS / AP) — A 26-year-old San Jose man charged in connection with a series of violent crimes last week, including opening fire on a police officer, remains in custody after making his first court appearance.

Jonathan Wilbanks appeared in court Wednesday, where he was charged with attempted murder of a peace officer, murder with special circumstances, four counts of second-degree robbery, assault with a firearm on an officer and receiving a stolen vehicle.

Wilbanks did not enter a plea, and was ordered to return to court on Dec. 5. He is being held without bail.

Authorities say last Friday the 26-year-old Wilbanks was one of two men who conducted four armed robberies, fatally shot one man during what’s believed to be a carjacking attempt, and was involved in a gunfight with officers.

Police are still looking for his alleged accomplice.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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