Man pleads not guilty to breaking into Palm Springs home, striking resident
A 36-year-old man accused of breaking into a Palm Springs home and striking a resident in the face pleaded not guilty today to three felony counts.
Taylor Donald Hurst of Palm Springs was arrested around 6:30 a.m. Thursday when officers responded to a report of a disturbance between neighbors in the 700 block of San Lorenzo Road, according to the Palm Springs Police Department.
A resident told officers he was sleeping when someone broke his glass sliding door, entered his home and struck him in the face with an iron, police said, noting that the resident suffered facial injuries.
The intruder grabbed some unspecified items and fled the home, police said. He was arrested a short time later.
Hurst was charged with robbery, assault with a non-firearm deadly weapon to cause great bodily injury and burglary. He pleaded not guilty to all three on Monday.
According to court records, he was previously convicted of one felony count for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse. He was on probation when he allegedly broke into the Palm Springs Home on Thursday.
He is slated to appear at the Larson Justice Center in Indio on June 2.