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Man accused of injuring U.S. Forest Service Officer appears in court

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Silverio Sanchez, who is accused of injuring a U.S. Forest Service Officer on Highway 36 in March, appeared in court on Wednesday for a status review hearing.

On May 5th, Sanchez pled not guilty to charges stemming from the incident, which include attempted murder. On Wednesday, Sanchez was arraigned on additional charges after the court received another complaint by the district attorney’s office, which they filed after receiving reports from the California Highway Patrol. Defense lawyers for Sanchez say the new charges address the same set of circumstances as before. Because of this, they say the charges will likely be dismissed before Sanchez’s preliminary hearing on June 17th. Defense also requested Sanchez’s other pending felony cases be heard in court after the attempted murder case is decided.