Press Release

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 6, 2020

PEOPLE V. EDWIN SPEER:  A parole hearing was conducted today from California State Prison, Chuckawalla for Inmate Edwin Speer. On October 28, 1999, Inmate Speer was 23 years old when he committed Voluntary Manslaughter with the use of a Firearm and in Criminal Street Gang Activity by shooting and killing 19-year-old victim, Christopher Clark in Willows, CA. As Inmate Speer was on felony probation at the time of the murder, Defendant was resentenced on his other cases in Glenn and Butte counties. Shortly after entering prison in 2002, Inmate Speer severely beat a fellow inmate inflicting life threatening injuries and obtaining a new felony conviction in Monterey County, adding 7 years to his sentence. Inmate Speer is currently serving a 31 years 8 months determinate sentence with an early parole release date of May 1, 2026. The Parole Board denied Inmate Speer's parole for 1 year, when he will be eligible for a hearing for a second time. The parole hearing was virtually attended by Assistant District Attorney Ruby Neumann, who opposed the parole on behalf of Glenn County as well as 8 surviving family members of Mr. Christopher Clark and Victim Witness Advocate White.  Thank you to Glenn County Sheriff's Office Lt. Gibbs and Facilities/I.T. Technician Roy Medina for setting up and making the jail conference room and technology available for the Virtual Hearing.

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 9, 2017

PEOPLE V. PETE, STEPHEN- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273a(a), Child Endangerment, and a misdemeanor violation of Vehicle Code section 23152(b), DUI with a BAC above a 0.08%. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from California Highway Patrol Officer Regnani and Orland Police Department Sgt. Vlach.

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 13, 2017

PEOPLE V. STINSON, CHARLIE- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 422(a), Criminal Threats. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Ramirez, Ayres, Ladd, and Lemmon and Glenn County Probation Department Officer Moize. 

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 20, 2017

PEOPLE V. BAKER, MATTHEW- Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a), Corporal Injury on Cohabitant. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 3rd time. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Garcia, Willows Police Department Sgt. Stover, and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Owens. 

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 23, 2020

PEOPLE V. CHRISTOPHER CROWNOVER - Defendant was previously convicted of misdemeanor violations of Penal Code section 243(e)(1), Domestic Battery and Health and Safety Code section 11377(a), Possession of Methamphetamine and was found in violation of probation for the 7th and 8th time. Defendant was sentenced to 2 years jail and probation was terminated. This case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Ortiz.  

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 26, 2018

PEOPLE V. BAILEY, BRANDON- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 211, Second Degree Robbery of CVS with a special allegation of 667(c)&(e)(1) and 1170.12, Prior Strike. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years state prison and ordered to pay $7,306.74 restitution. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Orland Police Department Officers Roenspie, Carmon, and Sgt. Vlach and Glenn County Sheriff's Department Deputies Zarate, Barnes, and Corbin.

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 6, 2017

PEOPLE V. TATUM, CALEB- Defendant was previously convicted of a misdemeanor violations of Health and Safety Code sections 11550, Under Influence of Controlled Substance, and 11364(a), Possession of Methamphetamine Pipe. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 3rd time and terminated from probation. Defendant was sentenced to 240 days in county jail. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Tompkins.

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 8, 2021

PEOPLE V. MICHAEL BRIAN SULLIVAN- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code sections 273a(a), Child Endangerment of His 2 Week Old Baby Girl and 290(b), Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Defendant was sentenced to 4 years 8 months prison. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ayres. 

AS HEARD IN COURT ON DECEMBER 16, 2016

PEOPLE v. WARREN- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Health and Safety Code section 11379(a), Transportation of Methamphetamine, Health and Safety Code section 11366(a), Maintaining a Place for Sales of Methamphetamine, Penal Code section 459(a), 2nd Degree Commercial Burglary, a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 148(a)(1), Resist/Obstruct/Delay a Peace Officer, and violations of probation. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years and 4 months in state prison for all seven cases. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officers Perry, Teague, Moize, and Van Eck, Orland Police Department Officer Fullmore, Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Melgarejo, and GLINTF Agents Cushman and Tharp. 

AS HEARD IN COURT ON DECEMBER 9, 2016

PEOPLE v. ANTONIO ROA - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a), Corporal Injury on Former Cohabitant. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in state prison.  The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Detective Knight and Deputy Bauer and Orland Police Department Officers Simpson and Cessna. 

AS HEARD IN COURT ON FEBRUARY 10, 2017

People v. Sackett-Maxham, Tammy- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 4573.6(a), Possession of Methamphetamine in Jail, and Penal Code section 30305(a)(1), Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and a misdemeanor violation of Vehicle Code section 23152(f), Driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs with a Prior DUI Conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 2 years in prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Holley and Turner and Orland Police Department Officers Carrillo and Mills.  

AS HEARD IN COURT ON FEBRUARY 3, 2017

People v. Valenzuela, Gerardo: On November 20, 1998, Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 187, Second Degree Murder, and Penal Code Section 664/187, Attempted Murder, with a special allegation of Penal Code Section 120022(b)(1), Personal Use of a Deadly Weapon, a hammer. Defendant was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.  On February 1, 2017, at Defendant’s first parole hearing, he was denied parole and found unsuitable for release from prison for an additional 5 years.  After 5 years, Defendant may once again petition for release and request his second parole hearing to show evidence of rehabilitation.  This parole board hearing was prosecuted  by DDA Neumann at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, CA.

AS HEARD IN COURT ON JANUARY 13, 2017

PEOPLE v. GARZA, JAIME- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(f)(2), Corporal Injury to the Mother of Child with a Prior Domestic Violence Conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 4 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Willows Police Department Officers Thompson and Edgington.

AS HEARD IN COURT ON JANUARY 20, 2017

People v. Valdez, Billy- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 236, False Imprisonment with Violence, and Penal Code section 12022.7(e), Great Bodily Injury during Domestic Violence on Spouse. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Willows Police Department Sgt. Stover and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheldon. 

AS HEARD IN COURT ON JANUARY 27, 2017

People v. Urrutia, Michele- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 646.9, Stalking with Threat. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years State Prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Corbin, Sheldon, Loftin, Owens, Holley, Rasmussen, and Perry, Glenn County DA Investigator Browning, and Victim Witness Advocate Pinedo.

AS HEARD IN COURT ON JANUARY 6, 2017

PEOPLE v. LABLUE, TANYA- Defendant was previously convicted of felony violations of Penal Code Section 459, First Degree Burglary, Welfare and Institutions Code 10980(c)(2) Obtain Public Aid by Misrepresentation, and Penal Code Section 118(a) Perjury. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the eleventh time and probation was terminated.  Defendant was sentenced to 5 years in state prison and ordered to pay restitution of $6,478. The cases were prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Health and Human Services Agency Welfare Fraud Investigator McClain and Orland Police Department Officer Carmon. 

AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

PEOPLE V. SKESLIEN, MICHAEL- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Health and Safety Code section 11378, Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales, Penal Code section 529(a)(3), False Impersonation, and Penal Code section 12022.1, Commit a Felony while on Bail. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years and 8 months in prison. The cases were prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Orland Police Department Officers Roenspie and Simpson and Glenn County Sherrif’s Office Correctional Deputy Tuma.

AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

PEOPLE V. HECTOR MORA- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a)/12022(b)(1),Corporal Injury on a Cohabitant with the Use of a Knife and admission to a Strike. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Goodwin.