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Grover Beach Police assault suspect pleads not guilty

A Five Cities man accused of assaulting two Grover Beach Police officers, one seriously, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

23-year-old Trey Anthony Wilson was arraigned in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court on felony charges of resisting arrest causing great bodily injury in his encounter with the Grover Beach Police officers on Monday.

Grover Beach Police say the officers were making routine safety checks in the bathrooms at Mentone Basin Park when they encountered Wilson who was suspected of being involved in drug activity.

Police say there was a violent struggle between Wilson and the two officers leaving both officers injured and Wilson fleeing on foot.

Wilson was found later in a nearby neighborhood and taken into custody after a manhunt involving other law enforcement agencies.

The SLO County District Attorney’s office says one of the two injured Grover Beach Police officers may never be able to return to work due to his injuries.

If convicted on all the charges against him, Trey Wilson is facing a maximum sentence of more than 6 years in state prison.

Wilson is also facing misdemeanor charges of violating his probation for previous convictions.

Wilson remains in San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail increased to $130,000, he will return to court next week for the setting of a preliminary hearing.

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