(Woodland, CA) – January 16, 2015 - Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that today a Yolo County jury convicted 36 year old Woodland man, Sergio Chavez, of Assault with a Semi-Automatic Firearm, an enhancement for using that firearm in the commission of the assault, and Possession of a Firearm by a person previously convicted of a felony. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours before returning guilty verdicts.
On July 21, 2013, Chavez was in the parking lot of the Chestnut Apartment Complex in the City of Davis, with his friend and his girlfriend. The friend and girlfriend got into an argument. Chavez entered his girlfriend's apartment, where he found her holding a box cutter and yelling at him to leave. Chavez took out a semi-automatic firearm from his back waist band and pointed at his girlfriend's forehead. He fired the weapon inches from her head and the bullet lodged in the wall. Chavez left the area in a White 4 Door Sedan. He was apprehended the next day. The Davis Police Department investigated the case.
Thanks to the diligent efforts of the Davis Police Department, Chavez was brought to trial and convicted. After a subsequent court trial, the defendant’s prior conviction for a strike and two prison priors were found true. Chavez faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in state prison at sentencing, which is currently scheduled for February 13, 2015.