The Office of the District Attorney is staffed by full-time employees consisting of 4 attorneys, 4 administrative staff, and 0 investigators, each of whom is dedicated to ensuring that justice is served on behalf of the residents of Glenn County. Our mission is to prosecute criminal violations of law with integrity and to support and protect the rights of victims of crime within Glenn County.
PEOPLE v. SANTIAGO GONZALEZ- Defendant was convicted by a jury of 3 felony counts in violation of Penal Code sections 664/189, Attempted Murder by Destructive Device, 3 counts of 18745, Explode Destructive Device with Intent to Murder, 3 special allegations of 12022(b)(1), Use of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, 451(d), Arson of Property of Another, 18740, Explode Destructive Device with Intent to Injure, and 12022.1, Committing a Felony while Out On Bail. This incident occurred on September 28, 2017 at the Cedar Hills Apartment Complex in Willows when Defendant threw a Molotov Cocktail bomb at an occupied apartment complex with 3 people inside, setting the apartments on fire. The Defendant was sentenced to THREE LIFE TERMS PLUS 5 YEARS, in state prison which means he will not be eligible for parole until serving 26 years in prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Lemmon, and Detective Knight, CHP Officer Cushman, and Willows Fire Department Chief Peabody.
Last week the DA’s office had a two-day jury trial at the Orland courthouse. Thank you to all perspective and selected jurors for your time and patience during this Thursday/Friday trial schedule!
PEOPLE V. BAYLES, CASEY- Defendant was convicted by a jury on felony violation of Penal Code Sections 29800(a), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 30305(a), Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and667.5(b),Served Prior Prison Commitment.This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from former California Highway Patrol Officer Cushman. The sentencing will be held on April 12, 2019.
PEOPLE V. VESSELS, JAMES - Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code sections 530.5(c)(3), Identify Theft of More Than 10 persons with a Special Allegation Enhancement 12022.1(b)(1), Committing a Felony while Out on Bail, 1320(b), Failure to Appear for a Felony while on Own Recognizance, 4573.8, Possession of Alcohol in Jail, 594(a), Vandalism over $400, Health and Safety Code Section 11379(a), Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale, and misdemeanor violations of 148(a), Resist Obstruct Delay a Peace Officer and 530.5(c)(1), Identity Theft. Defendant was sentenced to 8 years prison, $1,455.18 Restitution, and 4 years of this sentence to be served on Mandatory Supervision. This case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Ayres, Sanchez, Martinez, Corbin, Barnes, Lemmon, Lopeteguy, Tuma, Thompson, and Sergeant Gibbs; CHP Officers Williams and Cushman; Glenn County Probation Department Officers Van Eck, and Edwards; and Willows Police Department Sergeant McIntyre and Chief Dahl.
PEOPLE V. MEDINA, MERANDA DAWN- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Health and Safety Code section 11378, Possession of Drugs for Sales. Defendant was sentenced to a split sentence of 1 year state prison and 3 years of Mandatory Supervision. This case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheldon.