2015-10-08 / Front Page

Alleged shooter of deputy in court

Alleged shooter Brian Ballasch of Merced is escorted into the Mariposa County Courthouse on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to a number of charges, including three charges of attempted murder. Photo by Bob LealAlleged shooter Brian Ballasch of Merced is escorted into the Mariposa County Courthouse on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to a number of charges, including three charges of attempted murder. Photo by Bob LealBrian Ballasch of Merced, accused of shooting Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputy Rudy Mirelez, pleaded not guilty due to incompetency at the Mariposa County Courthouse on Tuesday.

Ballasch will be back in court Nov. 17. Deputy Mirelez' condition at a Modesto hospital has been upgraded to stable.

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