A pretrial hearing is scheduled today for an Imperial County firefighter who was arrested earlier this week on allegations that he fired a weapon during a domestic disturbance at his Palo Verde home.
Forty-four-year-old Darin Kane, had a not-guilty plea entered for him Tuesday during his arraignment hearing on charges that include a single count of attempted murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon involving the use of a firearm.
In addition, Kane faces two counts of willful harm or injury to a child. A sheriff’s authority said no one was hurt Sunday when Kane was arrested at his home on Sunset Way.
Kane remained behind bars Thursday with bail set at $500,000. Today’s hearing is scheduled at jail court.
Sheriff’s authorities received a call at 6:31 p.m. Sunday about shots fired in the area, said Imperial County Sheriff’s Sgt. Clint Erro on Thursday.
No one was injured but an investigation at the scene led deputies to arrest Kane on suspicion of attempted murder, Erro said.
A short narrative of a log entry at the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office reads that a man in a dark blue Mazda truck fired about seven gunshots at a female who drove a green two-door Chevrolet Beretta on Sunset Way.
The caller told deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office that apparently were involved in the call that yelling could be heard across a lagoon at the location.
Erro would not confirm whether a gun was found or anything else related to the case.
Imperial County Fire Chief Tony Rouhotas said he did not immediately know for how long Kane worked for the department.
Staff Writer Silvio J. Panta can be reached at 760-337-3442 or at email@example.com
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