BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man who police say attempted to break into a southwest Bakersfield home and was shot at after approaching an officer while armed with a rock has pleaded not guilty to three felony charges.
Martiano Jimenez on Wednesday entered not guilty pleas to assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, resisting arrest and vandalism causing $400 or more in damage, according to court records. He’s due back in court Aug. 29.
Police were called at about 5:20 a.m. Monday to a home on Aquamarine Peak Drive, near Ridgeview High, to a report of a man trying to force his way into a home, police said. An officer arrived and the man, later identified as Jimenez, ignored commands and walked toward the officer while holding a rock, according to a Bakersfield Police Department release.
The officer shot at but missed Jimenez, and another officer used a Taser to take him into custody, police said.
The officer who fired their gun is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation’s outcome.