Today, Defendant Gabriel Knecht, 21-year-old from Hamilton City, plead GUILTY to a felony violation of Penal Code section 187(a), 1st Degree Murder that was willful, deliberate, and premeditated. The stipulated facts were as follows: On March 16, 2018, Defendant Gabriel Knecht and 2 other defendants went to the home of Donald Zucker. While at the home of Donald Zucker, Defendant Gabriel Knecht shot and killed Mr. Zucker. Defendant is looking at a sentence of 25 years to life with lifetime parole. The sentencing will be heard on August 24, 2018. The Glenn County District Attorney expresses his appreciation to Detectives Blair and Knight and the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office for their exceptional job investigating this case, leading to the speedy resolution.
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PEOPLE V. FUENTES, MARTIN- Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code Section 487(a) Grand Theft over $950 and a new misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 148(a)(1), Resist Obstruct Delay Police Officer. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 3rd time. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years prison. This case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ramirez and Glenn County Probation Department Officer Moize.
PEOPLE V. LOKEY, JOHN- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 69, Resist a Peace Officer with Force/Violence. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Coffey with assistance from Orland Police Department Cessna.
PEOPLE V. LEON, ERIC - Defendant was convicted of a misdemeanor violations of Penal Code section 273.6, Violating a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and Penal Code section 148, Resisting Arrest. Defendant was sentenced to 544 days jail. This case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Orland Police Sergeants Vlach and Johnson, and Officer Carmon.
County EBT Project Managers:
Text Messaging Scam –
Clients report receiving text messages and/or phone calls from the number(s) listed below instructing them to call the number(s) listed below where an automated recording asks them to provide personal information including their EBT 16-digit card number and PIN. When the information is given, the perpetrators then create a card and withdraw funds from the recipient’s accounts.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 07, 2018
GRAND LARCENY FROM VEHICLE INVESTIGATION
Chrome Fire Evacuations Lifted
Chrome Fire Evacuations
Glenn County, CA - Advisory evacuations are in effect for the Chrome Fire in western Glenn County. Advisory evacuation warning area includes Stony Gorge east to the community of Elk Creek. This includes area of County Road 309 south to County Road 308 and east of Stony Gorge to 2 miles west of Stony Creek.