Press Release Index
After Sonoma County’s first pandemic-eracriminal jury trial, child molester found guilty of 158 counts and sentenced to756 years in prison
DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Nathan Christian Wandrey, 48years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Mark Urioste toserve 756 years in prison
Defendant Joseph FragaRafael, 67 years old of Cloverdale, was ordered to pay $76,816.79 inrestitution to the Sonoma County Change Organization (CHANGE,) a non-profitdedicated to preventing equine abuse
SonomaCounty District Attorney Jill Ravitch today announced that Marsha Lucien hasbeen selected as the new Executive Director for the Family Justice Center ofSonoma County, effective December 1, 2020.
DefendantJoseph Michael Simmons, 39-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on November19, 2020 by the Honorable Dana Simonds for multiple misdemeanor indecentexposure incidents committed while Simmons was on parole.
Sonoma County District Attorney’s Officereceived a $255,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)for a special team to prosecute alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases.
Today anIndictment by a Sonoma County Criminal Grand Jury was unsealed charging formerSheriff’s Deputy Charlie Blount with two felony charges for his role in thedeath of David Glen Ward, which occurred on November 27, 2019.
Michael Silva, 37, of Cazadero pled guilty to three felonycounts related to environmental violations on property where he was growing 1,450cannabis plants without environmental permits.
District Attorney JillRavitch has announced that defendant Thanh Van Nguyen, 69, of Santa Rosa wassentenced yesterday by the Honorable Kenneth English for having an over limitof abalone in violation of F&G Code 5521.5(b).
Defendant Lonnie WilliamVictory, 56 years old of Windsor, was sentenced today by the Honorable MarkUrioste to serve 50 years-to-life in prison after pleading no-contest in Augustto eight felony sex offenses.