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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
12/17/18
11:00
D-7

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

MB:
HRG
12/13/18
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: 12/13/18.


Adults:
PHC set for 1/11/19. 

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
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
12/11/18
10:00
D-14

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

 


D. Froste - Defendant found guilty of one count of first degree murder, one count of second degree murder, and one count of kidnapping.  Special circumstances that were found to be true were as follows: Special circumstances for Murder during the commission or attempted commission of kidnapping and special circumstances for multiple murders.  Defendant to be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.  J/S set for 12/13/18.

C. Shannon - Review continued to allow more time for Defendant's competency to be evaluated.

​​​​​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.

 

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
12/6/18
8:30
D-10

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

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

EDC continued to 12/6/18.

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

Singh, Prashneet

18F02958

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

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
1/17/19
8:30
D-10

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