A Seaside man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a kidnapping charge stemming from a police chase last week.

Timothy Jerome Licari, 32, was arrested in May after he allegedly stole someone’s car and drove away from police with the person still inside. He was indicted last week on charges of second-degree kidnapping, coercion, unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts of attempting to elude and reckless driving.

The kidnapping charge carries a minimum of roughly six years in prison if Licari is convicted. If convicted of all charges, he faces a maximum of 27 years.

Licari is scheduled for another court hearing later this month. Bail has been set at $250,000.

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