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December 14, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Convicted Child Rapist Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Sonoma CountyDistrict Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that 52-year old Timothy Marble,of Napa, CA, was sentenced to serve life in prison without possibility of parole. Read full story


December 12, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Harman Management to Pay$195,000 In Environmental Enforcement Case

District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendantHarman Management Corporation, which provides consulting services torestaurants such as Kentucky Fried Chicken/KFC, A & W and Taco Bell, hasresolved a civil environmental enforcement case filed in Sonoma County SuperiorCourt. Read full story


December 12, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Armed Robber Sentenced to Prison For 27 Years

DefendantKawanza Houston, 43 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Wednesday by theHonorable Christopher Honigsberg to 27 years in state prison after having pledno contest in October of this year to two felony charges of robbery, andadmitting an allegation that he used a firearm during the commission of thecrimes. Read full story


December 11, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Receives Maximum Prison Sentence For Sexual Assault

DefendantStephen Ledua Maffy, 46 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Friday by theHonorable Judge Jennifer Dollard to 12 years state prison, the maximumavailable sentence for his crimes. Read full story


December 10, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Violent Serial Rapist Denied Parole

CaliforniaDepartment of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate David Earnest Poe, 61 yearsold of Point Arena, was issued a five year parole denial by the Board of PrisonTerms following a Thursday afternoon hearing held at Corcoran State Prison. Read full story


December 07, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Contractor Convicted of Elder Fraud

DefendantWilliam Edward Hail III, 44 years old of Petaluma, was convicted yesterdayafternoon by a Sonoma County jury following a three week trial on five felony countsof committing theft from two elderly victims. Read full story


December 07, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Who Threw an Explosive Device Under a Patrol Car Was Sentenced toProbation

DefendantTristan Avery Proto, 22 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today bythe Honorable Jamie E. Thistlethwaite to three years of formal probation and 360days of country jail after having pled guilty to one felony count of possessingan explosive device (Health and Safety Code section 12035) in November. Read full story


November 27, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced on Charge of Annoyingor Molesting a Child Under Age 18

DefendantTimothy Kottler, 48 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by theHonorable Mark Urioste after a jury found him guilty on October 25, 2018 of annoyingor molesting a child under 18 years of age – a misdemeanor. Read full story


November 20, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Delonte Hart Pleads Guilty to Murder and Attempted Murder for BrutalJune 2016 Attacks in Santa Rosa

District Attorney Jill R. Ravitch announced today that defendant Delonte Anthony Hart, (25) of Baltimore pled guilty to two separate violent stabbing attacks that occurred in downtown Santa Rosa in June, 2016. Read full story


November 20, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Consumer andEnvironmental Protection Lawsuit Filed Against Local MidasStores

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitchannounced today that her office, in conjunction with the Napa and Solano CountyDistrict Attorney’s offices, filed a complaint against CRC Luxury Motors, LLC,which owns Midas franchise stores located in Petaluma, Napa and Vacaville, andCurtis Correll who controls the day-to-day operation of the Midas stores. Read full story