FRESNO, California – The man accused of shooting a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy during a land dispute last week pleaded not guilty in court Monday.
Michael Congdon’s bail was set at $2.46 million.
He’s charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault on a peace officer with semi-automatic firearm, shooting at an inhabited motor vehicle, felony animal cruelty and various firearm charges.
Deputy John Erickson was responding to a call of shots fired that stemmed from a property dispute.
Erickson is still in the hospital recovering from surgery.
This weekend, Sheriff Margaret Mims paid him a visit. She says he continues to make remarkable progress and is thankful for the continued prayers, kindness and support he’s received from the community.
Congdon is expected back in court Friday.