STOCKTON - A Stockton 7-Eleven clerk who claimed to be defending himself when a customer became violent, then suffered critical injuries, will be home Wednesday night.
The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office declined to pursue charges against Juan Valles, who was arrested very early Monday morning at the store.
He said in a jailhouse interview Tuesday he'd done nothing wrong.
"He was coming at me, to swing at me. I pushed him back; I didn't want to hurt him. He fell down, tripped and hit his head," Valles explained.
Unable to afford bail, Valles has been in jail since his arrest early Monday morning.