VICTORVILLE – Following an original not guilty plea less than a week ago, Garrett Dimond, 32, of Apple Valley, changed his plea to no contest on Monday.
Dimond was charged with misdemeanor battery after shooting his pellet gun at a male victim who was riding a quad down a utility easement on the evening of Sunday, March 25, 2018. Deputies responded to the 22400 block of Rancho Street in the Town of Apple Valley in response to the incident that was reported at 5:55 p.m. When deputies arrived they found the male subject bleeding from his back as result of his injury. The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics.
On Monday, March 26, 2018, deputies made contact with Dimond at his home in the 9400 block of Bella Vista Street. During the investigation, they learned that Dimond was upset that the victim was riding his quad by his home leading to the pellet gun shooting.
Dimond was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center and was sentenced to 20 days in jail and 2 years of summary probation. He was ordered released with the 10 days of time served and will be required to pay a $350 fine.
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