Samuel Nathan Duran Does Not Enter Plea In First Court Appearance After Standoff

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — Samuel Nathan Duran faced charges related to Friday’s alleged shooting and standoff for the first time on Tuesday, though he did not enter a plea.

He faces a dozen charges, which include seven counts of attempted murder.

Duran entered the courtroom with his hands shackled to his waist, and his face still cut up and bruised from injuries he suffered on Friday.

In addition to the attempted murder charges, the Placer County District Attorney’s office charged him with seven counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a peace officer, charges of residential burglary, two counts of false imprisonment and making criminal threats, and possession of a stolen firearm by a felon.

Duran didn’t enter a plea, but was appointed a public defender and will be back in court on Friday.

Duran is already a convicted felon and could face life in prison under California’s three-strikes law.

Several of Duran’s family members were in court for the hearing, but did not wish to comment on the proceedings.


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