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Below is a table of high profile case and information. For more information, please contact Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven - jonathan.raven@yolocounty.org

NOTE: Juvenile Cases - In reading the Welfare and Institutions Code, which discusses the confidentiality of juvenile records and the Legislature's belief that confidentiality in these cases is necessary to further the rehabilitative efforts in the juvenile justice system, we believe that, absent statutory exceptions, we are precluded from providing any information or documents in juvenile matters.

Listed Court Dates/Times: If you have interest in a specific court date because you are monitoring the case and/or plan to attend court, please check the Court’s website to ensure that the date and time is still accurate.

Legend for Court Information:

995 = Defense Motion to Set Aside PX Ruling
ARR = Arraignment
BTA = Bail to Appear (The subject bailed out of custody with the promise to appear in court.)
D = Court Department
EDC = Early Disposition Conf
F/P = Further Proceeding
HRG = Hearing
HTA = Held to Answer at Preliminary Hearing
J/S = Judgment & Sentencing
JT = Jury Trial
MTN = Motion
OR = Release on Own Recognizance Hearing
OSC = Order to Show Cause
PHC = Pre Hearing Conference
Plea = Scheduled To Enter Plea (The Defendant can plead not guilty, guilty or no contest)
PTC = Misd Pre-Trial Conference
PX = Preliminary Hearing
RVIEW = Review
TRC = Trial Readiness Conference
TSC = Trial Setting Conference
WAR = Warrant Request

Note: If complaint is uploaded, you can download a PDF version of the complaint by clicking on the DA File Number. If there is no hyperlink on the file, it has not been uploaded.

Also, we try to make sure that the calendar information is as accurate as possible, however, beginning August 31, 2015, all cases will be heard in the new courthouse.  It will be especially important to verify the information by checking the court's official calendar located at: http://www.yolo.courts.ca.gov/online-services/court-calendar

Defendant(s) Name DA File# Case Description Future Court Dates Other Information
Bowen, Nicholas R.
13F02702 Defendants were arrested by Davis PD for Lewd and Obscene Exhibition and Conduct.

No Further Court Dates

Defendant plead no contest to one count of conspiracy and one count of lewd and obscene conduct. Sentenced to 3 years prison to run consecutive to federal prison term.

 

US Attorney’s Office filed federal charges against both Xu and Bowen (see press release).

 

Defendant was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison for possession of child pornography in his Federal case.

If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #.

Carew, Kelly 15H03459 Placerville woman kills man in West Sacramento.

EDC
8/6/15
9:00
D-6

 

TRC
9/2/15
9:00
D-8

 

JT
9/8/15
9:00
D-8

Defendant Held to Answer on the charge of Murder.
Cassidy, Brian
15F00242
Defendant charged with driving under the influence causing injury; hit and run with injury; and driving while driving privilege suspended or revoked.

No Further Court Dates

Defendant sentenced to 3 years formal probation. He was also given a 5 year 8 month suspended prison sentence.
Dorsey, Darnell 14F00394 Sacramento man accused of assaulting his girlfriend's child causing child's death in Davis. TSC
8/4/15 8:30
D-1

Green, Samantha  15H01239 Woodland woman arrested in the death of her infant son.  PHC 9/10/15 10:00
D-14

Gag order issued in this case.

Hoskins, Susan 14H03727  Wife charged with murder of her husband

Review
8/14/15
9:00
D-6

 

TRC 8/26/15 9:00
D-6

 

JT
9/8/15
8:00
D-6


Houston, Alamar  15F03694 Cyclists severely injured by hit and run driver.  Review
8/12/15
10:00
D-4 

Defense raised questions as to the Defendant's mental competency to stand trial. The Defendant will be evaluated by a psychiatrist or psychologist. A Review is set for 8/12/15.

If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #.

Masalta, Stephen
15F02791
Defendant charged with taking photographs of people in a Woodland church bathroom.
PX
7/30/15
8:30
D-4
PX continued to 7/30/15.
Norman, Dominic 14F05609 City of Woodland Fire Department employee charged with embezzlement from employer. FP
2/19/16
9:00
D-8
Defendant convicted of one count of misdemeanor 503/514 PC; 3 yr probation; 80 hr community service, $824.99 restitution. Further Proceedings for defendant to show proof of completion of community service.
Obrien, John 14M05353 Davis teacher charged with inappropriately touching 16 year old male student.
J/S
8/10/15 1:30
D-7
Defendant pled no contest to a misdemeanor, 273a(b) PC – child endangerment.  The judge sentenced him to three years formal/supervised probation and 90 days county jail, 59 of which are suspended (if he violates probation he may have to serve those 59 days).  He must also attend sex offender counseling.  Defendant must surrender to the jail on October 6, 2015 and he is not permitted to be present on school grounds of K-12 schools.
Ortega, Armando 14F04332 CHP Officer arrested for domestic violence.  JT
8/10/15
9:00
D-6
Jury Trial confirmed for 8/10/15.
Rees, Frank 15F02047 Defendant was charged with Possession of Ammunition by person prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm; Possession of controlled substance; and Possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.
PX
8/10/15
8:30
D-7
If you would like to view the Complaint, please click on the DA File #.

 

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