High Profile Cases


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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
D = Court Department
EDC = Early Disposition Conf
F/P = Further Proceeding
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 (Def 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, please verify the information by checking the court's official calendar located at: http://www.yolo.courts.ca.gov/Calendars/CourtCalendar/

Defendant(s) Name DA File# Case Description Future Court Dates Other Information

Anthon, Joshua
13F04590 Hit and Run Fatality in West Sacramento. JPS 1/2/15 8:30 D-3

Defendant Pled No Contest to 20001(b)(2) VC, Hit & Run Causing Death. Sentencing has been continued to 1/2/15 at 8:30 in Department 3.

Bowen, Nicholas R.
13F02702 Defendants were arrested by Davis PD for Lewd and Obscene Exhibition and Conduct.

3/2/15 9:00 D-6

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

Bowen pled guilty to receipt and distribution of child pornography in his federal case and will be sentenced on 2/19/15.

Bowling, Erik 14F02009 Defendant stalks fellow UCD Student. No Further Court Dates Court imposes Sexual Offender registration for life.
Casares, Lydia
Defendant charged with Gross Vehicular Manslaughter, with an enhancement for infliction of great bodily injury; possession of controlled substance; and possession of marijuana.
10:00 D-6
Defendant pled not guilty.
Dorsey, Darnell 14F00394 Sacramento man accused of assaulting his girlfriend's child causing child's death in Davis. PX 1/20/15 1:30 D-1

1:30 D-1
PX is set for two afternoon sessions.
Elsheikh, Tashari 13F02994 Defendant helped conceal evidence. Associated case:
David Snyder
WAR 8/1/13 A warrant for arrest has been requested
Ervin, Camron 13F04081 Defendant hits and kills pedestrian on the freeway then flees the scene.

No Further Court Dates

Defendant was ordered to pay $4,652 in restitution.
Gardner III, William C. 14H00014 Charges:
187(a) PC;
646.9(c) PC;
29800(a)(1) PC

Enhancements: 12022.53(d)PC;
12022.1(b) PC;
No Further Court Dates
The defendant was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole.
Gayton, Julio
14H01327 Defendant stabbed the victim whose injuries resulted in his death.

No Further Court Dates

Defendant was sentenced to 13 Years state prison.
Gonzalez, Armando 14F00606 Hit and Run Fatality in Davis TRC 2/17/15 8:30 D-1

JT 2/23/15 8:30 D-1

Hoskins, Susan  14H03727  Wife charged with murder of her husband TSC 12/29/14 9:00 D-8
Marsh, Daniel 13H02418 Davis murder of Claudia Maupin and Oliver Northup.

No Further Court Dates

Defendant sentenced to 52 years to life in prison. Because he committed the crime as a juvenile, he will be eligible for parole in 25 years. He will be 42 years old.

Morejohn, Justin 12F00046 Sexual assault case by former CHP officer. TSC
10:00 D-1
Facebook & Google ordered to comply with Court's order for discovery.
Norman, Dominic 14F05609 City of Woodland Fire Department employee charged with embezzlement from employer. PX
10:00 D-6

Nunes, Heath 14F04223 Defendant charged with multiple counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm upon a peace officer; resisting arrest; exhibiting weapon against peace officer; and carrying a concealed weapon. Defendant was shot by a law enforcement officer at the scene. PX
12/22/14 8:30 D-1
Obrien, John 14M05353 Davis teacher charged with inappropriately touching 16 year old male student.
ARR 2/10/15 8:30 D-9
Defendant was arrested and released with a notice to appear for arraignment.
Ortega, Armando 14F04332 CHP Officer arrested for domestic violence.  TRC
2/2/15 9:00 D-6

9:00 D-6

Snyder, David 13F00305 UCD Chemist causes explosion


8:30 D-3

Defendant sentenced to a total of four years, four months county prison. Defendant received a split sentence; two years, two months to be served in custody; two years, two months to be served under mandatory supervision. Defendant was ordered to pay a fine of $20,000. A hearing regarding restitution was set for 12/19/14.


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