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. TRC 10/24/14 8:30 D-3

JT 11/3/14 8:30 D-3

There will be a hearing on a 995 Motion on 10/24/14.

Bowen, Nicholas R.

Xu, Wenyi
13F02702 Defendants were arrested by Davis PD for Lewd and Obscene Exhibition and Conduct.

Bowen  - PHC 10/27/14 10:00 D-6


Xu -

J/S 10/27/14 9:00 D-6

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

Xu pled No Contest to all charges.

Bowling, Erik 14F02009 Defendant stalks fellow UCD Student. Hearing
11/5/14 1:30 D-4
Probation Dept recommends state prison but the Court, as promised, puts the Def on four years’ probation and sentences him to 300 days in county jail. Also, a protective order for 10 years and the Def will be monitored by GPS for 12 months. Court imposes sexual offender registration for 10 years.
Dorsey, Darnell 14F00394 Sacramento man accused of assaulting his girlfriend's child causing child's death in Davis. PX 12/8/14 9:00 D-1 People's Motion to Continue was granted. The motion was filed due to the unavailability of two key witnesses.
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.

JPS 9/24/14 10:00 D-4

Defendant pled No Contest to both counts in the charging document – Hit and run causing death and driving on a suspended license.  Court indicates that it will reduce the felony to a misdemeanor in 18 months.
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;
TRC/Hearing 10/3/14 10:00 D-3

JT 10/20/14 8:30 D-3
Court issues gag order in this case.  All other cases trail the homicide case.
Gayton, Julio
14H01327 Defendant stabbed the victim whose injuries resulted in his death.

J/S 9/26/14 8:30 D-3

Defendant Pled No Contest.
Gonzalez, Armando 14F00606 Hit and Run Fatality in Davis TRC 9/26/14 8:30 D-1

JT 10/6/14 8:30 D-1

Haselhuhn, Sheri  14F02232 School Teacher arrested for stealing a student's prescription medication. PX 10/2/14 10:00 D-6   
Hoskins, Susan  14H03727  Wife charged with murder of her husband  MTN 9/26/14 10:00 D-8

PX 10/6/14 10:00 D-8
Defense motion to continue PX will be heard on 9/26/14.
Jull, Leona 13F03132 Felony theft charge against Fourth & Hope's former Executive Director. Hearing 9/24/14 1:30 D-4

Hearing for People's Motion to Reconsider Judge's Ruling to Reduce to Misdemeanor; and Sentencing Hearing.

Lopez, Mario 14F02504  Defendant linked to more burglary cases.  J/S 9/30/14 9:00 D-6 Defendant pled No Contest to multiple counts of burglary.  Defendant will be sentenced, as part of the plea, to 22 years state prison.
Lopez, Mario 14F01065 Defendant suspected in multiple burglary cases. J/S 9/30/14 9:00 D-6  
Marsh, Daniel 13H02418 Davis murder of Claudia and Oliver Northup


9:00 D-3

Jury Trial Ongoing, Opening statements will begin on Tuesday morning, 9/2/14 at 10:00AM in Department 3.

A minor, James  Case #: JD 14-306  16 year old charged in juvenile court with murdering 2 year old foster child  Status Conference 9/24/14 1:00 D-3 Welfare & Institutions Code 676(a) permits the public to observe juvenile court proceedings such as this.
Morejohn, Justin 12F00046 Sexual assault case by former CHP officer. TSC 9/26/14 8:30 D-1
Ortega, Armando 14F04332 CHP Officer arrested for domestic violence.  PX 10/14/14 10:00 D-6 Defendant Pled Not Guilty. 
Snyder, David 13F00305 UCD Chemist causes explosion

Sentencing Hearing 10/17/14

8:30 D-3

Defendant Pled No Contest to all charges in the complaint (17 counts).  As he pled to all counts, the DA had no role in this plea.  The judge made no promises as to the sentence.   There will be a sentencing hearing on 10/17/14. The case was referred to the Probation Department for a presentence report.


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