A man has been arrested for the alleged assault of a firefighter on the scene of the Buck Fire that scorched over 2,500 acres earlier this week, it was reported today.
Sage resident Gregory Lance Good has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon against a firefighter and interfering with a firefighter.
The charges stem from an incident that took place on Tuesday, Aug. 14, according to Riverside County District Attorney’s office spokesman John Hall.
“Actually, the incident took place on a property adjacent to Mr. Good’s property at about mid-afternoon,” said Hall.
While driving, Good allegedly accelerated and swerved towards a firefighter and ran over his foot, according to Hall.
Several firefighters were witness to the assault.
Good was taken into custody the next day at the evacuation center set up at the Community Recreation Center located at 30875 Rancho Vista Road in Temecula.
Having lost his home in the fire, Good had turned to Red Cross officials manning the evacuation center for support.
Hall could not comment on the motive for the assault.
Good was arraigned Friday and is being held on $30,000 bail at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges. The next hearing is set for Aug. 23.