Atkinson Pleads Not Guilty

 UPDATE: In a hearing on May 10, Judge Kevin DeNoce heard testimony and reviewed the evidence and ordered Atkinson held to answer for the alleged crime. Atkinson is next scheduled to appear in court on June 15 for arraignment. He remains in custody on $1M bail. Suspect remains in jail on charge of attempted murder of deputy By Logan Hall John Steven Atkinson, arrested in December for the assault on Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Traci Salmon, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder last week at his arraignment.

Ventura Superior Court records show that, along with the attempted murder charge, Atkinson also pleaded not guilty to second-degree

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