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WEST COVINA >>A judge ruled Friday that there is enough evidence for the charges to stand against a 37-year-old man who allegedly broke into a Covina home and tried to stab the homeowner with a metal rod.

Covina police said the man admitted to taking methamphetamine before the incident.

The preliminary hearing for Jeffrey Benjamin Jimenez was held Friday at West Covina Superior Court.

Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, said Jimenez was held to answer to the charges of attempted murder, first-degree burglary with person present and vandalism with over $400 damage.

The prosecution also alleged that Jimenez was convicted of methamphetamine possession for sale in 1999 and burglary in 2001, 2005 and 2010.

Jimenez has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

His next court date is April 11 at Pomona Superior Court, Ardalani said.

Covina police said Jimenez was apparently hallucinating while in the 1300 block of North Glenfinnan Avenue on March 15. He allegedly heard a relative’s voice coming from inside a residence.

He went inside the home and was told to leave by the homeowner.

According to prosecutors, he returned and kicked in the front door. He also chased the resident and tried to stab him. Before leaving, he allegedly broke several windows.

Police found and arrested him.

Jimenez remains in custody at county jail on a $1.7 million bail.




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