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
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.

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.
1:30 D-7
Defendant not held to answer for felony 192(C)(1) PC, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. Prosecutor to file amended complaint charging defendant with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Defendant also still facing possession of methamphetamine and marijuana charges.
Dorsey, Darnell 14F00394 Sacramento man accused of assaulting his girlfriend's child causing child's death in Davis. PX 2/26/15 8:30 D-1
The Preliminary Hearing (PX) is in progress and will continue on February 26th, 2015.
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 TRC 6/11/15 9:00 D-6

9:00 D-6
Defense filed an “Association of Counsel” motion indicating Tony Serra would be assisting with the defense.  The Court set a trial date of June 15.  The People assert its Speed Trial rights and object to the trial date on the grounds that nearly seven months is unwarranted and too lengthy a delay.
Morejohn, Justin 12F00046 Sexual assault case by former CHP officer. EDC
8:30 D-1

8:30 D-1

8:30 D-1

Norman, Dominic 14F05609 City of Woodland Fire Department employee charged with embezzlement from employer. PX
10:00 D-6
PX continued at the request of Defendant’s counsel.
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
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


1:30 D-3

Further proceedings to discuss restitution.


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