Press Release

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Card


Inmate John Wayne Card was denied parole on April 23, 2019.  He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again.  In 1974, Inmate Card murdered 3 members of the Griffiths family as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage 3 members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest, he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court, but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Currier


On May 7, 2019, Inmate Steve Burdell Currier was denied parole! He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again. Deputy District Attorney Coffey wrote a letter to the California Board Of Parole Hearings voicing Glenn County’s opposition to his parole from California Medical Facility-Vacaville. Vacaville Medical Facility has previously housed other notorious California inmates such as Charles Manson, Richard Allen Davis, and Juan Corona.

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Manning

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Manning!

On July 9th 2019, at the California State Prison, Los Angeles County located in Lancaster, California a parole hearing was held for Inmate John Manning. Manning had previously been convicted at a jury trial of being hired to murder victim F.M., a father of four young daughters in Glenn County, over a drug debt. The plan to assassinate F.M. was carried out by Inmate Manning and two codefendants by luring the victim to a remote location and executing him in cold blood as he begged for his life. This case was investigated by Glenn County Sheriff's Office. Manning was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. However, over Christmas 2018 then Governor Jerry Brown commuted Manning’s sentence to life WITH the possibility of parole, which made Manning eligible for parole immediately. After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board denied Manning’s parole, and he will not be eligible for parole again for 3 years.

Partial Reopening of Roads in Fire area

Press Release

August 22, 2018

Partial Reopening of Roads in Fire area

Glenn County – Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the area of Glenn County south of County Road 308 to the Colusa County Line and west of County Road 306 to the Lake County line. The following roads have been reopened to allow access to critical transportation routes in this area:

Press Release: Health Department Investigates Confirmed Measles Case in Glenn County

GLENN COUNTY, Calif. – Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Department is investigating one confirmed case of measles in an adult. This case is linked to the measles outbreak in Butte County. The Health Department disease investigators have notified close contacts and are working with Butte and Mendocino Public Health departments as the public exposure locations identified are in those two counties.


Safe Medication Disposal Now Available in Orland

Press Release

Date: September 5, 2018


Safe Medication Disposal Now Available in Orland

Orland, CA – Glenn County Sheriff’s Office now has a safe medication disposal site available in Orland. The receptacle is located in front the Courthouse at 821 East South Street, Orland. This will provide a safe and secure way for our north county residents to dispose of unused and unwanted medications, including controlled substances, at any time.

Swearing in Ceremony for Elected Officials

WILLOWS, CA.—On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. a Swearing Ceremony will be held for our newly elected Officials as well as our re-elected Officials. The ceremony is set to take place at the Superior Court of California, County of Glenn, 526 West Sycamore Street, Willows, CA. 95988. A reception is scheduled immediately following the ceremony at the same location.


This Just Happened...


Today, February 8, 2018, Dwayne R. Stewart, District Attorney, congratulates Michael B. Coffey on becoming a permanent Deputy District Attorney II, our 4th attorney in the Glenn County prosecution team. Mr. Stewart thanks Mr. Coffey for prosecuting misdemeanors, initiating mental health court, all while contributing to drug court and domestic violence treatment court for these past two years.