Joseph pleads not guilty on shooting charges in Lone Pine

Inyo County DA’s office news release

Lone Pine area resident Jeremiah Joseph was arraigned today in the Superior Court of California, County of Inyo, on a felony complaint charging six counts of attempted murder,  one count of discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle, one count of assault with a firearm, and one count of battery causing serious bodily injury.

The complaint also alleged special enhancements that the defendant was personally armed with a firearm during the commission of the offenses, and that he discharged the firearm in the commission of the offenses.

Mr. Joseph entered “not guilty” pleas to all charges, and the case has been set for a settlement conference on August 21, 2018and a preliminary examination on August 29, 2018.  Bail is currently set at $1 million, with additional conditions that he participate in the Inyo County pre-trial release services program should be post bail.

The incident involves an alleged shooting which took place the night of August 13, 2018 on Esha Street in Lone Pine.  The matter was initially investigated by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department.  As is usual in most criminal cases, the investigation is continuing, and if anyone has any information regarding the events they are urged to contact the Inyo County District Attorney’s Investigations unit, or the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department.

The District Attorney reminds the public that a defendant in any criminal case is presumed to be innocent until the contrary is proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

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5 Responses to Joseph pleads not guilty on shooting charges in Lone Pine

  1. David Dennison August 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    With this story and incident so close to home,and involving someone a LOT of people in Lone Pine know and like,including myself,I’m not defending him for what happened here,I don’t know what happened,I wasn’t there,I only hope others that’s going to comment here realize that too…the LP”rumor-mill ” has already started,some calling for his head,others coming up with scenarios that make it seem he did no wrong,acting and talking as if they were there…unfortunately,what we have to do is let America’s “justice system” play it out,hoping they get it right this time.

     
  2. Old yeller August 18, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    I’d say that the INYO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY has already screwed this up,
    I’d like to know how you get 6 attempted murder charges, and only 1 discharge of a firearm. That’s saying 1 bullet could have killed 6 people.
    Just like into DA. Stack it really thick full of BS, BUT REMEMBER he’s innocent until proven guilty. By the way ICDA is adding it up on him, hes never gonna have a fair chance in the same court system that has already sat him up with false charges.

     
  3. Almost Native August 20, 2018 at 5:48 am #

    Personally, I don’t care what excuse a person has for shooting a nine year old in the neck.

     
  4. Rick O'Brien August 24, 2018 at 12:20 am #

    What Almost Native said …and just curious about the 6 downer votes , what in the hell is wrong with you people ?

     
  5. Scared September 6, 2018 at 10:55 pm #

    Its easy to be judgemental when you don’t know what actually happened or the people involved. If anyone around here thinks that local news media reports on even a fraction of what goes on in law enforcement or local government you should think again. Mammoth Sheet is far more informative and reliable reporter than any in Inyo. What the heck does “almost native” mean anyway? If I was native I think that would kind of P.. me off. You are “almost native” so that allows you to be judge , jury, and executioner for a half native? Or any one else green , purple or white? I should call myself “Almost Black” that would be very meaningful and not in the least insulting to anyone, and would make my opinions very valuable, YES?

     

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