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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.  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
Marsh, Daniel 13H02418 Defendant was convicted of murdering an elderly Davis couple while they slept.  Marsh was tried as an adult due to the heinous nature of his crimes. He was convicted of  two counts of murder with special circumstance that include use of a deadly weapon, multiple murders, lying in wait, and torture.  He was sentenced to 52 years to life in prison, however, due to Prop. 57, his conviction was conditionally reversed.  He will be sent back to juvenile court for a transfer hearing where a judge will determine his suitability for juvenile court. If the judge determines that he is suitable for juvenile court, he could only be detained until he reaches the age of 25.  A Court date has not been set yet in Yolo County Superior Court because the Appellate Court has not made a final decision yet as a result of the appellate attorney for the defendant filing a petition for review to the California Supreme Court for a different legal issue.

Readiness Conference
9/17/18
1:30
D-7

Transfer Hearing
10/1/18
1:30
D-7

Readiness conference confirmed. Transfer hearing to commence on 10/1/18 and is scheduled to last a week.

Juveniles:
Bermudez, Gustavo

 

Bermmudez, Joaquin

 

Bermudez, Martin

Adults:
Margueis, Michael

 

Mendez, Armando

 

Morgan, Trevor

18H03684 Defendants charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and criminal street gang activity, with enhancements for participating in a criminal street gang and for the use of a deadly weapon, after an altercation in which one man was injured and another man was killed after being shot by one of the defendants.

Juveniles:
GB

HRG

10/15/18

11:00

D-7

 

JB:
HRG
8/21/18
10:00
D-7

MB:
HRG
8/21/18
10:30
D-6

Adults:
PX
8/15/18
10:00
D-8

Juveniles: 

Juveniles hearings (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC) continued to: GB: 10/15/18; JB: 8/21/18;  and MB: 8/21/18.


Adults:
Adult defendants were arraigned, all plead not guilty.  PX continued to 8/15/18.  

Juvenile: 

Campos, Jesus

 

Adults:

Froste,
David

 

Froste, Jonathan

 

Shannon, Chandale Jr.

18H03504 Defendant's charged with murder, accessory to a felony, kidnapping and enhancements for use of a deadly weapon, committing multiple murders, and committing a murder during the commission of a kidnapping after the disappearance of two Yolo County teenagers.

Juvenile:
HRG
8/21/18
1:30
D-6

 

Adults:
Status Conference
8/20/18
1:30
D-14

EDC
8/24/18
1:30
D-14

TRC
9/17/18
8:30
D-14

JT
9/24/18
8:30
D-14

Juvenile: 

Transfer Hearing to commence on 8/21/18.

Adults: 

Defendants arraigned on Information.  All plead not guilty.  Status Conference set for 8/20/2018. Trial schedule also set.

 

Bessolo-Marsh, Jeremiah 18F02860 Defendant charged with crimes including Human Trafficking of a Minor; Unlawful Sex with a Minor, Dissuading a Witness, and Violation of a Court Order.

J/S

9/4/18

10:00

D-14

Defendant plead no contest to: 11380(a) HS, furnishing controlled substance to minor; 261.5(c) PC, unlawful sexual intercourse when minor is more than three years younger than the perpetrator; and 136.1(b)(2) PC, dissuading a witness.  Defendant to be sentenced to a suspended 8 year, 8 month prison sentence; and five years formal probation; and no contact with the victim.  Sentencing scheduled for 9/4/18.
Carter, Markeese
17H07258  Defendant charged with murder, sexual act with child 10 years old or younger, as well as assault on a peace officer.

 

RVIEW

8/31/18

8:30

D-13

Issue concerning Defendant’s competence still undetermined. Sheriff did not transport Defendant to court. Court has appointed another doctor to evaluate Defendant. Further review of competency issue scheduled for 8/31/2018 at 8:30AM in Department 13.

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

Ortega, Jennifer
17H07985
Defendant charged with murder in the death of her brother as a result of stabbing him with a knife.

TSC
9/11/18
8:30
D-10

TSC continued to 9/11/2018.

 

To view the Complaint, click on the DA File #.

Rizo, Christian 17H05787 Defendant is charged with murder of man in Woodland.

Status Conference
9/21/18
8:30
D-10

Defendant found guilty of first degree murder.

Sentencing has been continued. New counsel has substituted in and intends to research a motion for new trial. A status conference has been scheduled for 9/21/2018 at 8:30AM in Department 10.

Rizo, Christian

 

Prashneet Singh

 

18F02958 Defendants charged with attempted murder after gunshots were fired at Woodland Police Officers who were conducting and investigation.   

TRC
9/4/18
8:30
D-14

 

JT
9/10/18
8:30
D-14

TRC date confirmed.

Sorgent, Scott 17F02864 Defendant is charged with lewd or lascivious act upon child fourteen or fifteen years of age. RVIEW
10/22/18
10:00
D-10

Per defense, defendant doing well in treatment. Further review of treatment set for 10/22/18.

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