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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

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
6/10/19
9:00
D-6

JB:
HRG
3/11/19
9:00
D-4

MB:
Next HRG -TBD


Adults: 
J/S
3/14/19
9:00
D-7

Juveniles: Juveniles hearings (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC) continued to: GB: 6/10/19; JB: 3/11/19;  and MB: HRG - TBD.


Adults:

The three adult defendants (none of whom is alleged to be the person who shot the victim) plead to felony 245(a)(4) (Assault with Force Likely to Cause Great Bodily Injury) with a 186.22(a) (Criminal Street Gang Activity); Trevor Morgan and Armando Mendez took a deal for two years in prison and Michael Marguies did an “open plea” where he could get a range of outcomes between probation (no prison) up to three years in prison, Judge David Reed will decide that issue on 3/14/19.

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
4/18/19
9:00
D-4


D Froste: No further court dates

Shannon: RVIEW
3/8/19
8:30
D-14

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

Campos - TRC continued to 4/18/19.


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.

C. Shannon - Competency review continued to 3/8/19.

​​​​​J. Froste - 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.

EDC
3/15/19
8:30
D-13

FP
4/8/19
8:30
D-13

TRC
5/6/19
8:30
D-13

JT
5/13/19
8:30
D-13

Defendant found competent to stand trial.  Jury Trial dates set.

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.

FP
3/22/19
8:30
D-13

FP
4/26/19
8:30
D-13

TRC
5/20/19
8:30
D-13

JT
5/28/19
8:30
D-13

Defendant arraigned on Information, which now alleges the Special Circumstance of “lying in wait” making this a Capital Offense.   The People advise the court that they will not be seeking the death penalty.  Defendant pleads not guilty to all charges. Status Conference and trial dates set.

Mehler, Ronald

18H05916

Defendant charged with murder after the shooting death of his sister-in-law.

TRC
5/13/19
8:30
D-14

JT
5/20/19
8:30
D-13

Defendant arraigned on Information, plead not guilty.  Jury Trial date set.

Ortega, Jennifer

17H07985

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

TSC
3/11/19
8:30
D-10

 TSC continued to 3/11/19.

Rizo, Christian

17H05787

Defendant is charged with murder of man in Woodland.

No further court dates

Defendant sentenced to life without possibility of parole.

Rizo, Christian

Singh, Prashneet

18F02958

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

RIZO:
JT
2/13/19
8:30
D-14

SINGH:

No further court dates

 

Rizo: Jury Trial to resume on 2/13/19.

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.

FP
3/12/19
10:00
D-13

TRC
4/8/19
8:30
D-13

JT
4/15/19
8:30
D-13

Jury Trial date set.  Status conference set for 3/12/19.

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
4/24/19
8:30
D-10

Further review of treatment set for 4/24/19.

Waller, Roy

18FE018342

Defendant - dubbed the notorious "NorCal Rapist" - is charged with a total of 40 charges stemming from attacks on seven different women in six northern California communities from 1991 through 2006.

FP
3/8/19
8:30
D-63 (Sac. Co.)

Defendant was arraigned on the new complaint and plead not guilty.  Defendant is being tried in Sacramento County with assistance from Yolo, Butte, Contra Costa, Solano and Sonoma County District Attorneys.

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