Clovis man facing multiple felony charges

A man who was shot in the abdomen by Clovis police May 17 was arraigned Friday on multiple felony charges.

Paul Villanueva, 23, of Clovis, faces charges of kidnapping, two counts of criminal sexual penetration by force with a deadly weapon, four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a household member, one count of aggravated burglary and one count of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and aggravated burglary.

Villanueva, currently in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $100,000 cash-only bond, faces approximately 47 years if convicted on all counts.

Police say Villanueva held his ex-girlfriend hostage in her home on Sheldon Street and sexually assaulted her before being shot by a Clovis police officer during a physical confrontation while trying to escape.

Villanueva suffered a single gunshot wound to the lower abdomen. Police say he pointed a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol at the head of a Clovis police officer during his escape attempt.

He was flown to a Lubbock hospital in critical condition, then was moved to a Lubbock jail following his release from the hospital. Villanueva was extradited to the CCADC Thursday.

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