Man accused of ramming deputy U.S. marshal's car arraigned from - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Man accused of ramming deputy U.S. marshal's car arraigned from hospital bed

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man who was shot and wounded after allegedly using his car to ram a deputy U.S. marshal's vehicle in Clairemont Mesa pleaded not guilty from his hospital bed Friday to attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

Richard Arguijo, 32, was ordered held on $3 million bail.

The violence flared just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday as several members of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force were conducting an investigation in the 3300 block of Mount Acadia Boulevard, according to a San Diego Police Department statement.

A deputy U.S. Marshal was putting equipment in his unmarked vehicle when a male in a Toyota sedan approached, asked him why he was bothering his family and threatened to kill him, the statement said.

When the deputy got into his vehicle and called for assistance, the suspect rammed the vehicle, causing the driver's door airbag to deploy, it said, adding that the suspect then put his car in reverse and slammed into the deputy's vehicle a second time.

The deputy scrambled out through the passenger door, drew his service weapon and approached the Toyota, ordering the male to show his hands, but the suspect reached underneath the driver's seat instead, police said,.

"Fearing the male was about to arm himself, the deputy fired several rounds, striking the male," according to the San Diego police statement. 

The deputy -- who has been with the U.S. Marshal's Service five years -- was taken to an emergency room for evaluation after complaining of pain, said Omar Castillo of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Arguijo -- who suffered non-life-threatening wounds -- faces life in prison if convicted.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • San Diego sightseers get up close with great white shark

    San Diego sightseers get up close with great white shark

    The water off our coastline is teeming with life and that includes one of the fiercest predators in the ocean - the great white shark. Some boaters got an up-close look at one of the sharks off Mission Bay. News 8's Marcella Lee reports on the incredible video.

     

    The water off our coastline is teeming with life and that includes one of the fiercest predators in the ocean - the great white shark. Some boaters got an up-close look at one of the sharks off Mission Bay. News 8's Marcella Lee reports on the incredible video.

     
  • Woman who killed teen in Tierrasanta hit-and-run sentenced to four years

    Woman who killed teen in Tierrasanta hit-and-run sentenced to four years

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:19:25 GMT

    A 20-year-old woman who had consumed alcohol before she struck and killed a teenage boy in Tierrasanta, then fled the scene, was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.

     

    A 20-year-old woman who had consumed alcohol before she struck and killed a teenage boy in Tierrasanta, then fled the scene, was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.

     
  • Did Issa push city of Vista to quash the protests?

    Did Issa push city of Vista to quash the protests?

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:17:08 GMT

    Protesters gathering outside Representative Darrell Issa's office in Vista has become a weekly occurrence. But News 8 has obtained copies of a message left by the local congressman asking the City of Vista to take action against the demonstrators.

     

    Protesters gathering outside Representative Darrell Issa's office in Vista has become a weekly occurrence. But News 8 has obtained copies of a message left by the local congressman asking the City of Vista to take action against the demonstrators.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.