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Menlo Park: Man pleads not guilty to assaulting officer with truck

A 65-year-old Menlo Park man pleaded not guilty Aug. 7 to assaulting a code enforcement officer with a deadly weapon -- in this case, his 1966 Chevy.

Jerry Aaron Jenkins was arrested on July 9 after he allegedly backed his truck into the officer on purpose. The officer was treated at Stanford Hospital for minor injuries.

The officer had gone to a home in the 1300 block of Henderson Avenue around 4:22 p.m. to look into reports that Mr. Jenkins was working on vehicles in his yard, police said.

He maintains that he didn't see the officer before backing up, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Mr. Jenkins is out of jail on a $25,000 bond and represented by attorney Tom Kelley. A jury trial in San Mateo County Superior Court is scheduled to start in November.

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