Press Release

AS HEARD IN COURT FEBRUARY 22, 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.

AS HEARD IN COURT FEBRUARY 23, 2018

PEOPLE V. MCMILLEN, RYAN- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 666.5/10851(a), Vehicle Theft with a Prior Vehicle Theft, Penal Code section 496(a), Receiving Stolen Property over $950, Penal Code section 594(b)(1), Vandalism with Damage over $400, and Penal Code section 667.5(b), Prior Prison Term. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Detectives Knight and Blair, Deputies Lorenzo and Thompson, and Sgt. Holley and Orland Police Department Officers Branson and Roenspie. 

AS HEARD IN COURT FEBRUARY 7, 2020

PEOPLE V. AULT, SARA ANN - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 496d(a), Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years prison and is to serve 1 year local prison and 2 years on Mandatory Supervision. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from CHP Willows Officers Cleek and Nibert. 

AS HEARD IN COURT FEBRUARY 8, 2019

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.

AS HEARD IN COURT FEBRUARY 9, 2018

PEOPLE V. ROTHGERY, CRYSTAL- Defendant was convicted by jury of a felony violation of Penal Code section 451(d), Arson of Property. Defendant was also convicted of misdemeanor violations of Vehicle Code section 14601.1(a), Driving without a License, and 14601.3(a), Habitual Traffic Offender.  Defendant was previously on felony probation for a violation of Penal Code section 4573.6(a), Bringing Drugs into the Jail, and 2 separate misdemeanor cases. Defendant was found in violation of probation on 3 separate cases. Defendant was sentenced to 540 days in county jail, 3 years formal probation, and probation was terminated in 3 cases. A hearing has been set for the restitution to the victim for the vehicle that was burned in the arson. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Orland Police Department Officer Branson.

AS HEARD IN COURT JANUARY 10, 2020 & PAROLE DENIED!

PEOPLE V. CAMARENA, JOE - Defendant was convicted of FIVE felony violation of Penal Code section 496(a), Receiving Stolen Property including 2 Nut Carts, 2 Harvesters, and 2 Tractors in the amount of $207,355 belonging to Capay Farms. Defendant was sentenced to a consecutive 360 days jail, 3 years’ probation, and restitution to be reserved and determined at a later date. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Detectives Blair and Knight, Deputies Alves and Draper, and Tehama County Sheriff's Office Deputy Smith.

AS HEARD IN COURT JANUARY 12, 2018

PEOPLE V. CAMPBELL, CHAD- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 666.5, Vehicle Theft with a Prior Conviction for Vehicle Theft. Defendant was sentenced to 4 years in state prison plus a 16 months consecutive prison term from Napa County for a total of 5 years and 4 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from California Highway Patrol Officer Owens.

AS HEARD IN COURT JANUARY 17, 2020 & PAROLE DENIED!

PAROLE DENIED!

PEOPLE V. LESCALLETT, DARRELL – Inmate Lescallett, now 65 years old, committed a callous and especially heinous crime with an unprovoked motive when he was 25 years old. The present crime was very cruel and was carried out in a callous manner. The victim was stabbed multiple times. The crime was premediated and planned in advance as indicated by the Prisoner’s statement while en route to the Bay Area that it was necessary to kill the victim. The Prisoner violated a position of trust in that he used the victim to secure a ride. The Prisoner used a weapon to kill the victim.

Mrs. Jackson was asked for a ride from Lescallet , his brother and another person. Once in the car, Mrs. Jackson was pulled into the backseat and forced to the floor. Just south of Willows, Mrs. Jackson was placed into the trunk. They then drove to Oakland. During the ride it was discussed about killing Mrs. Jackson. Once in Oakland, Lescallet was doing more drugs. Lescallet went with his brother to kill Mrs. Jackson. Lsecallet used a knife to stab Mrs. Jackson eight times. Mrs. Jackson was also sexually assaulted by Lescallet.

This is Lescallett’s fifth parole hearing. He has been in prison for at least 40 years.

Lescallett was found unsuitable for parole and was given a three year denial. The hearing was attended  at Tehachapi State Prison by District Attorney Dwayne R. Stewart.

AS HEARD IN COURT JANUARY 18, 2019

PEOPLE V. HARRIS, KEITH- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code sections 245(c), Assault on a Peace Officer with a Deadly Weapon on Officers Carmon and Carrillo of the Orland Police Department with a Strike and 245(a)(1), Assault on a Deadly Weapon, to wit the Concrete Floor, with admission of a Strike Prior. Defendant was sentenced to 12 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Orland Police Department Officers Carmon, Carrillo, Mills, Roenspie, and Sergeant Vlach, Glenn County Sheriff's Office Detective Felton and Deputies Draper, Lemmon, Kelso, Martinez, Corbin, and Jacinto. 

AS HEARD IN COURT JANUARY 26, 2018

PEOPLE V. DEARING, SHAWN- Defendant was convicted of a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 594(a), Vandalism. Defendant was also on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) and was found in violation of PRCS and in violation of probation on a separate misdemeanor case. Defendant was sentenced to 164 days in county jail, PRCS was terminated, 40 hours of community service, and 3 years court probation. The full $1,575.17 in restitution was paid back to the victim. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Correctional Deputy Mencia and Lt. Bouldin.

AS HEARD IN COURT JANUARY 3, 2020

PEOPLE V. PAILLON. BRANDON - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 4532(b)(1), Escape from a Detention Facility. Defendant was sentenced to a consecutive 2 years state prison to the 3 year prison sentence he is currently serving also in Glenn County. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheldon.

AS HEARD IN COURT JANUARY 5, 2018

PEOPLE V. JOHNSON, PAUL- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 666.5, Vehicle Theft with Prior Vehicle Theft, and Vehicle Code section 2800.2, Reckless Evasion, and enhancements for a prior strike conviction and a prior prison term. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from California Highway Patrol Officer Stokes and Redding Police Department Officer Stenderup.

AS HEARD IN COURT JANUARY 8, 2021

PEOPLE V. KYLE CHRISTOPER MINGS-  Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code sections 459, First Degree Residential Burglary and Vehicle Code section 2800.2, Evading a Peace Officer and was previously convicted of a felony violation of Health and Safety Code section 11366.5, Managing a Place for Controlled Substances. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years 4 months prison and ordered to pay $50,862.55. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Sergeants Draper and Felon, Deputy Thompson, Detective Lopeteguy, and CHP Willows Officers Cushman and Willows.  

AS HEARD IN COURT JANUARY 8, 2021

PAROLE DENIED!

PEOPLE V. GARY LEWIS COOPER - On August 21, 1993, Inmate Cooper and his accomplices murdered Filiberto Mendoza. The victim was shot in the head twice, execution style, after being lured to Stony Creek northeast of Orland. Inmate Cooper admitted he received drugs and money in exchange for murdering Filiberto Mendoza. Cooper was convicted of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison in 1994.

Inmate Cooper was initially granted parole by the California Parole Board in October of 2015 over the objection of the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office. Shortly thereafter Inmate Cooper violated his parole and was placed back in prison in 2017.

On January 6, 2021, a 4th subsequent parole hearing was held for Inmate Cooper since being returned to state prison. The board ruled that Inmate Cooper continued to pose an unreasonable risk to public safety and denied parole. DDA Coffey attended the hearing by video conference to San Quentin State Prison to oppose Inmate Cooper’s release on behalf of the People of Glenn County. The Glenn County District Attorney’s Office thanks the family of Mr. Mendoza for the powerful letters in opposition to parole which were considered by the parole board.

 

PEOPLE V. KYLE CHRISTOPER MINGS-  Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code sections 459, First Degree Residential Burglary and Vehicle Code section 2800.2, Evading a Peace Officer and was previously convicted of a felony violation of Health and Safety Code section 11366.5, Managing a Place for Controlled Substances. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years 4 months prison and ordered to pay $50,862.55. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Sergeants Draper and Felon, Deputy Thompson, Detective Lopeteguy, and CHP Willows Officers Cushman and Willows.  

AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 10, 2020

PEOPLE V. BRIAN MICHAUD - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 288a(c)(1), Oral Copulation of a Child Under 10 Years Old. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office former Detective Knight (now Glenn County DA Chief Investigator) and Deputy Alves. 

AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 20, 2018

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.

AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 21, 2017

PEOPLE V. THOMAS, JAMES- Defendant was previously convicted of two misdemeanor violations of Penal Code section 243(e)(1), Battery on Cohabitant. Defendant was found in violation of probation in both cases. Defendant was sentenced to 270 days in county jail and probation was reinstated. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Willows Police Department Officer Ayres.

AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 27, 2018

PEOPLE V. PORTER, FREDDIE- Defendant was previously convicted of misdemeanor violations of Penal Code sections 422, Criminal Threats, 273a(a), Child Endangerment, and 243(e)(1), Battery on Mother of Child. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 1st time. Defendant was sentenced to 110 days jail and probation was reinstated.  This case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Thompson and Glenn County Probation Department Officer Garcia.

AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 28, 2017

PEOPLE V. BRISENO, JOSE- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 22210, Possession of an Illegal Weapon: Leather SAP. Defendant was sentenced to 8 months in state prison concurrent to his previous sentence of 4 year and 8 month in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Corbin.

AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 31, 2020

PEOPLE V. FERNANDO GARCIA-  Defendant, 22-year-old from Orland, CA, was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 192(a), Voluntary Manslaughter. On or about November 24, 2017 the Orland Police Department responded to the sound of shots fired in the area of Date Street and Rennat Way. The victims were invited over to buy guns from the Defendant and Co-Defendant Ricardo Garcia. One victim, Luis Mercado, was shot in the leg and was transported to Enloe Medical Center. The officers learned there was a second victim, Javier Montalvo, found deceased in the garage of the residence at the scene of the crime. Defendant was sentenced to 11 years state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Orland Police Department Officers Simpson and Mills, Sergeants Johnson and Cessna, and Chief Vlach, CHP Willows, and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Barnes and Zarate, and Lt. Gibbs.