A 28-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly attempting to gouge a Santa Monica police officer's eyes while resisting arrest, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.
Darryl Andrew McIntosh (dob 8/30/88) of Santa Monica faces one felony count each of attempted mayhem and resisting executive officer.
Case SA094311 includes an allegation that McIntosh was convicted on May 19 of one felony count of resisting arrest.
McIntosh pleaded not guilty yesterday to the felony information and is scheduled to return on Jan. 25 in Department W80 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch. McIntosh was held to answer to the charges after a preliminary hearing on Dec. 14.
The defendant was inside a convenience store in the 1600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard on Oct. 28 when he pushed an officer grabbing a drink, according to testimony at the preliminary hearing. When the officer attempted to arrest McIntosh, the defendant reportedly resisted the arrest and tried to gouge the officer's eyes out, prosecutors said.
McIntosh was subdued after a second officer responded.
The case remains under investigation by the Santa Monica Police Department.
Los Angeles County District Attorney / Case SA094311 / December 29, 2016