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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

Aradoz, Ruby

Collins, Malinda

Gonzalez, Justin

Tello, Cynthia

Velazquez, Alexis

16H04909

Defendants charged with murder and gang enhancements after stabbing and killing the victim in Woodland.

Collins 

JPS
2/5/18
10:00
D-10

Tello

JPS
3/9/18
10:00
D-10

Aradoz

RVIEW
2/20/18
10:00
D-10

Gonzalez,           & Velazquez

JPS
1/26/18
10:00
D-10

Collins: Defendant plead no contest to Involuntary Manslaughter and will be sentenced to 4 years county prison.

Tello: Defendant plead no contest to Felony Accessory.

Aradoz: Defendant plead no contest to Felony Accessory.

Gonzalez: Defendant was convicted of Second Degree Murder with gang enhancements.  The Court also found that he had strikes for gang related conduct.

Velazquez: Defendant was convicted of First Degree Murder, with enhancements for use of a deadly weapon, participation in gang related crime, and special circumstances that the murder was carried out to advance his gang.

Biviescas, Carlos

Contreras, Martyn

Rivera, Anthony

Sandeno, Joseph

Sandeno, Zackary

Vergara, Victor

15H05378

Defendants charged with murder after victim dies of injuries sustained while at a nightclub in Davis.

15-5378
No Further Court Dates

17-7771
No Further Court Dates

Defendant Victor Vergara was sentenced to 26 years 4 months prison.  He will be transferred back to Solano County for sentencing on a violation of probation. 

 

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
2/9/18
10:00
D-13

Defense declares a doubt as to Defendant's competency. Criminal proceedings suspended.  Court appoints Doctor to make recommendation. 

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

Hicks, Ted

Mears, Ryan

16F07699

Defendants charged with unlawful cultivation and sales of marijuana.

RVIEW
2/23/18
10:00
D-10

 

Hodges, Robert

17H05457

West Sacramento man charged with three counts of murder, in the deaths of his three children; one count of attempted murder, in the attempted murder of his wife; and special circumstances.

No Further Court Dates

On 1/19/18, Defendant was sentenced to three terms of Life in Prison Without Parole.

On 12/14/17, Defendant, Robert Hodges, plead guilty to all of the crimes in the complaint, including murdering his 3 children with special circumstances and attempting to murder his wife. He will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The District Attorney carefully considered all of the factors in aggravation and mitigation under California law related to the punishment. Ultimately, the surviving family's desire for a swift and certain conclusion to this heartbreaking case led us to the conclusion that this resolution was most appropriate. The defendant will die in prison.

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

Migoya, Heder

17H05834

Defendant is charged with murder of man in rural Davis.

EDC
3/7/18
1:30
D-11

TRC
3/21/18
9:00
D-11

JT
3/26/18
8:30
D-11

Early Disposition Conference set for 3/7/18 at 1:30 AM in Department 11, Trial Readiness Conference set for 3/21/18 & Jury Trial set for 3/26/18.

Ortega, Jennifer

17H07985

Defendant charged with murder in the death of her brother as a result of stabbing him with a knife.

PX
3/2/18
8:30
D-9

Court grants defense motion to continue PX.

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

Rizo, Christian

17H05787

Defendant is charged with murder of man in Woodland.

TRC
4/11/18
8:30
D-9

JT
4/16/18
8:30
D-9

Jury Trial date set.

Sorgent, Scott

17F02864

Defendant is charged with lewd or lascivious act upon child fourteen or fifteen years of age.

RVIEW
4/18/18
10:00
D-10

Defendant sentenced to 3 years formal probation with the following terms: No contact with victim as well as current and former students at Woodland High School; 240 hours community service; 1 year of sexual offender counseling (2 sessions per month); 1 day county jail.