Man pleads no contest to a charge relating to a incident with park rangers in Camp Okihi

Assault with deadly weapon charges dropped

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man was in court today for charges relating to a incident with park rangers in Camp Okihi in March.

Tony Lee Tennento pleads no contest on charges of taking a vehicle without the owner's consent. 

In March, 3 Kern County park rangers were investigating shots heard in the area of Camp Okihi.  They came across a car.  The windows were fogged up and the engine turned off, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

Officers opened fire on the vehicle when Tennento drove at the officers, according to the KCSO. The car ran into a tree and came to a stop. 

The rangers found both individuals shot, handcuffed them took Tennento and Farris to the hospital.

Other charges of assault with a deadly weapon were dismissed.

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