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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.

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.

Transfer Hearing
10/1/18
8:30
D-7

Transfer hearing to commence on October 1, 2018, full days through October 5, 2018.  Court will be dark the week of October 8th and testimony will resume on October 15th.

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.  Defendants beat one man and one defendant shot and killed the other.

Juveniles:
GB:
HRG
10/15/18
11:00
D-7

JB:
TRC
10/9/18
9:00
D-6

HRG
10/23/18
1:30
D-6

MB:
HRG
11/9/18
9:00
D-6


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

Juveniles:
Juveniles hearings (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC) continued to: GB: 10/15/18; JB: 10/9/18 & 10/23/18;  and MB: 11/9/18.


Adults:
Court finds good cause to continue PX to 10/10/18.  

Juvenile:
Campos, Jesus


Adults:
Froste, David

Froste, Jonathan

Shannon, Chandale Jr.

18-3504

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:
JT
10/4/18
9:30
D-14

Shannon:
RVIEW
10/12/18
8:30
D-14

J. Froste:
FP
12/11/18
10:00
D-14

 


D. Froste - Opening statements expected to begin at 9:30am on 10/4/18.

C. Shannon - Defendant found incompetent to stand trial.  Hearing regarding competency scheduled for 10/12/18. 

​​​​​J. Froste - Defendant plead no contest to 187(a) PC, Second Degree Murder. The agreement with Defendant is in exchange for his honest testimony in the upcoming jury trial. Status Conference set for December 11, 2018.

 

Bessolo-Marsh, Jeremiah

18F02860

Defendant is charged with crimes including Human Trafficking of a Minor; Unlawful Sex with a Minor, Dissuading a Witness, and Violation of a Court Order.

No further court dates

Defendant sentenced to a suspended 8 year, 8 month prison sentence; and five years formal probation; and no contact with the victim.  

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
10/25/18
8:30
D-13

Defendant found not competent to stand trial.  Review regarding competency restoration set for 10/25/18.

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.

EDC
11/3/18
8:30
D-10

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

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

JT date continued.  EDC set for 11/3/18.

Rizo, Christian

17H05787

Defendant is charged with murder of man in Woodland.

Status Conference
10/22/18
8:30
D-14

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. Status conference to trail 18-2958.

Rizo, Christian

Singh, Prashneet

18F02958

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

RIZO:

TRC
10/12/18
8:30
D-14

SINGH:

TRC
10/12/18
8:30
D-14

 

Rizo: TRC continued to allow District Attorney time to file separate Informations for defendants. 

Singh:  TRC continued to allow District Attorney time to file separate Informations for defendants. 

Court grants defense motion to sever.  Rizo and Singh will be tried separately.

Sarwar, Rohail

18H04967

Defendant charged with murder after massage parlor employee is found stabbed to death.

TRC
11/9/18
10:00
D-13

Defendant arraignment on Information, plead not guilty.  TRC date set for 11/9/18.

If you would like to view the Complaint, please 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
10/22/18
10:00
D-10

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