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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

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

12/17/18

11:00

D-7

 

JB:
HRG
1/22/19
9:00
D-6


MB:
HRG
1/9/19

9:00
D-6

Adults:

PHC
1/11/19
8:30
D-7

 

PX
1/16/19
10:00
D-8

Juveniles: 

Juveniles hearings (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC) continued to: GB: 12/17/18; JB: 1/22/19;  and MB: 1/9/19.


Adults:
PHC set for 1/11/19.  

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.

Campos:
TRC

1/3/19
9:00

D-6

 

HRG
1/11/19
1:30
D-6

 

D Froste:
J/S
12/13/18

1:30
D-14

 

Shannon:
RVIEW

2/15/19

8:30

D-14

 

J. Froste:
RVIEW
2/15/19
8:30
D-14

 

 

D. Froste - Motion for new trial denied by Judge David Rosenberg.  Sentence is life without possibility of parole on the 1st degree murder and  23 years to life on 2nd degree murder.

 

Shannon - Review continued.

 

J. Frost-

Review continued.

 

 

 

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

2/11/19

10:00

D-13

Defendant placed in hospital. Review of his competency scheduled for 2/11/19.

 

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

Gilligan, Hayley   18H06096 Defendant charged with murder after the shooting death of her ex-boyfriend. 

PHC

12/18/18

8:30

D-13

 

PX

1/15/19

8:30

D-13

PX continued to 1/15/19.  PHC set for 12/18/18.
Mehler, Ronald  18H05916  Defendant charged with murder after the shooting death of his sister-in-law.

PX

12/14/18
8:30
D-14

 
PX continued to 12/14/18.
Ortega, Jennifer
17H07985
Defendant charged with murder in the death of her brother as a result of stabbing him with a knife.

EDC
12/19/18
8:30
D-10

 

TRC
1/16/19
8:30
D-10

 

JT
1/22/19
8:30
D-10

EDC continued to 12/19/18.

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

J/S
12/18/18
8:30
D-10

Court grants defense motion to continue J/S.

Rizo, Christian

 

Prashneet Singh

 

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

RIZO:

TRC
1/9/19
8:30
D-14

 

JT
1/14/19
8:30
D-14

 

SINGH:

No further court dates

 

 

Rizo: Court grants request to continue JT. 

 

Singh: This case dismissed against defendant Singh for his plea in 18-4164.

Sarwar, Rohail  18H04967 Defendant charged with murder after massage parlor employee is found stabbed to death.

TSC

12/20/18

10:00

D-13

TSC continued to 12/20/18.

 

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

 

Sorgent, Scott 17F02864 Defendant is charged with lewd or lascivious act upon child fourteen or fifteen years of age. RVIEW
1/17/19
8:30
D-10

Per defense, defendant doing well in treatment. Further review of treatment set for 1/17/19.

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