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June 05, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Serial Rapist Sentenced to Life In State Prison

Defendant Ricky Marion Bostic, 55 years old of Sonoma County, was sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Laura Passaglia to serve 15 years to life in state prison after having previously plead “no contest” to charges of felony assault with intent to rape, and rape of an intoxicated person. Read full story


June 05, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Convicted Child Molester Denied Parole

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate Nathan Stephens, 65 years old of Santa Rosa, was given a five-year denial of parole by the State of California Board of Parole Hearings following a contested hearing held on June 4, 2024, at North Kern State Prison. Read full story


May 31, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Resentencing denied for Polly Klass Murderer

A petition for recall and resentencing has been denied for convicted murderer Richard Allen Davis. Judge Benjamin Williams of the Santa Clara Superior Court denied the petition after finding that it amounted to an unauthorized challenge to the death sentence, which can only be done through a writ of habeas corpus. Read full story


May 31, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Save Mart Supermarkets to pay $1.6 million dollars to resolve claims they sold expired over-the-counter medications, baby food, and infant formula beyond “use by” dates

Sonoma County District Attorney Carla Rodriguez announced today the entry of a Stipulated Judgment by the Yolo County Superior Court to resolve a law enforcement consumer protection action against Save Mart Supermarkets, LLC, a California limited liability company that owns and operates retail grocery stores in California doing business as Save Mart, Lucky, Lucky California, FoodMaxx, and Maxx Value Food. Read full story


May 31, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office Participates in Unlicensed Contractor Compliance Checks

District Attorney Carla Rodriguez announced today that the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office, in coordination with the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB), conducted an unlicensed contractor compliance check operation on May 29, 2024. The compliance checks targeted unlicensed contractors operating in Sonoma County. Read full story


May 10, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Domestic Violence Offenses

Defendant Adrian Cervantes-Alvarez, 38-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on May 6, 2024 by the Honorable Troye Shaffer to serve 6 years plus 27 years to life in prison after having been convicted by a Sonoma County jury in February of attempting to murder the mother of his children. Read full story


May 10, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Domestic Violence Offenses

Defendant Adrian Cervantes-Alvarez, 38-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on May 6, 2024 by the Honorable Troye Shaffer to serve 6 years plus 27 years to life in prison after having been convicted by a Sonoma County jury in February of attempting to murder the mother of his children. Read full story


May 09, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Receives Life Sentence for 2022 Killing

Defendant Juan Antonio Martinez, 35 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Laura Passaglia to serve 20 years-to-life in state prison after pleading “no contest” in February of this year to charges of second-degree murder, and extortion by posing as a kidnapper, and admitting a sentencing enhancement for personally using a firearm.  Read full story


May 07, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Murderer Denied Parole

District Attorney Carla Rodriguez has announced that Bryon Tibbals, currently 60 years old and originally from Nevada, was denied parole on May 2, 2024. Read full story


April 25, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Judge Sentences Man to Prison for Child Molest

Defendant Robert Herrera was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Laura Passaglia to 12 years and 8 months in prison. Herrera’s sentence was the result of his 2023 convictions following a jury trial involving charges that he molested two children. Read full story