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A man accused of stabbing a National City firefighter who was treating his mother following a fall at her home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of assault with a deadly weapon and resisting an executive officer.

Jeremy Larry Cox, 34, was ordered held on $110,000 bail.

He faces 11 years and eight months in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Vincent Chen.

Police said a National City firefighter was helping treat Cox’s 63-year- old mother in front of her house in the 1700 block of Euclid Avenue last Friday afternoon when Cox allegedly ran out of his house with a butcher knife and stabbed one firefighter in the neck and ear and tried to stab two other firefighters.

Police said Cox was irate over his perception of the treatment his mother was receiving, and also stabbed his sister in the hand because she had called the paramedics to the house.

None of the injuries to any of the victims were considered life- threatening, police said.

A readiness conference is scheduled May 24 and a preliminary hearing on May 30.

—City News Service

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