A jury delivered a "not guilty" verdict in the case of a 65-year-old Menlo Park man charged with hitting a code enforcement officer with his pickup truck on purpose.
Jerry Jenkins was arrested July 9, 2014, for alleged assault with a deadly weapon. A code enforcement officer who had previously cited him for conducting illegal automobile repairs in his yard had gone to his Henderson Avenue residence late that afternoon to further document the activity, according to the District Attorney's Office.
During the ensuing discussion, Mr. Jenkins got into his 1966 Chevy pickup truck and as he was backing up, knocked the officer down. She was treated at Stanford Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
In San Mateo County Superior Court on March 16, the jury found him not guilty of felony assault as well as misdemeanor assault. Represented by attorney Tom Kelley, Mr. Jenkins argued that he had not seen the officer and the incident was an accident.