January 18, 2022 – Red Bluff Daily News

The following defendants were convicted in Tehama County Superior Court, according to the Tehama County District Attorney’s Office. People on the list of defendants are innocent until proven guilty:

Recent engagements in state/local prisons

People v Angela Sullyharbord, second degree burglary, a felony; Failure to appear, a crime.

Brief History: Defendant was detained by Walmart Loss Prevention staff after pushing a shopping cart containing over $2,200 worth of merchandise through the garden section exit without paying. She confessed to going to the store to commit the theft. She did not appear in court on the date indicated on her promise to appear for a second-degree burglary case.

Sentence: 32 months in the local prison.

Recent Commitments to County Jails

People vs. Kevin Thomas Crane, Maintaining a Place of Sale or Use of a Controlled Substance, a Crime; Maintaining a place of sale or use of a controlled substance, a crime; Possession for sale of a controlled substance, a felony; Possession of cannabis for sale, a misdemeanor; and possession of cannabis for sale, a misdemeanor.

Brief history: The accused called the Corning police to respond to a robbery at his home. While investigating the theft, officers observed various drug packaging and other clues of drug sales. The information was provided to Tehama Major Crimes and a search warrant was executed at the accused’s home several weeks later. Officers found psilocybin mushroom, concentrated cannabis, unregistered firearms and various drug paraphernalia.

Sentence: 5 years formal probation, 210 days in county jail, 80 hours of community service.

People against Thomas Perales, resistant leader, a crime; Driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Brief History: The defendant drove his vehicle off Bowman Road. Cal Fire responded and feared the vehicle was causing a wildfire. The accused was agitated and appeared to be drunk. He pretended to have a gun and began to threaten the responders. Beanbags and a K9 unit were deployed and he was taken into custody.

Sentence: 5 years formal probation, 180 days in county jail, 80 hours of community service.

People vs. Ramon Lopez-Cedillo, Possession of Child Pornography, a crime; Growing 6 or more cannabis plants, a misdemeanor.

Brief History: Tehama Major Crimes executed a search warrant on an illegal marijuana grow operation. During the search, officers found 1,798 marijuana plants, 88 lbs. of processed marijuana and various firearms. Additionally, the defendant’s phone was found to contain several items of child pornography.

Sentence: 3 years formal probation, 180 days in county jail, 80 hours of community service.

People against Logan Kunau, illegal possession of ammunition, a felony.

Brief history: the accused was on formal probation for three counts of non-appearance. The probation service searched his room and found 99 cartridges. He is prohibited from possessing ammunition due to his status as a criminal.

Sentence: 3 years formal probation, 5 years suspended sentence, 90 days in county jail, 80 hours of community service.

Persons V. Ruben Soliz, possession of a controlled substance after a specified prior conviction, a felony; Possession of a controlled substance after a specified prior conviction, a felony.

Brief history: The defendant was arrested for an equipment violation. Officers learned that the accused was on parole and searched his vehicle and found a small amount of methamphetamine and a pipe. He has a conviction that makes possession of controlled substances a felony. In another incident, a search of his home found a small amount of methamphetamine and a pipe.

Sentence: Proposition 36 Compulsory drug treatment.

Upcoming Court Dates – Trial, Preliminary Hearings (PX) and Pre-Trial Conferences (PTC)

People vs. Elfego Chavez Acevedo: Murder, a Crime with a Special Allegation-Personal Use of a Firearm.

Brief History: The accused and the victim had a continuing disagreement, the nature of which is unknown. The accused shot the victim outside a grocery store with a pistol. He was on the run from Red Bluff police. Corning police located him, there was a long standoff during which the accused was shot in the arm and then surrendered.

Pre-Trial Conference/Motions: 9:00 a.m. February 4

Jury trial: 8 a.m. on February 24

People Against Ray Ray Cain, aka Ray Gomez Jr.: Murder, a crime with 2 special allegations; Fleeing the motor vehicle of a pursuing peace officer while driving recklessly, a crime with a special allegation; Driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Brief History: Officers from the Red Bluff Police Department were called to a report of a man tied up in an apartment complex. Moments later, officers arrived to find the accused tying the victim to the back of a motorbike with a rope. The accused dragged the victim behind his motorbike with officers in pursuit until the rope broke. The accused continued to evade officers pursuing him on his motorbike until he crashed and was taken into custody. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pre-trial conference: 9:00 a.m. on February 4

Trial by jury: 8 a.m. on March 30

Persons against Christopher Wiessner: sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 years of age or younger; Oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years of age or younger; sodomy by anesthesia or controlled substance; Obscene act on a child under the age of 14; Use of a minor for commercial sex acts.

Brief History: The accused is charged with charges related to pedophilia and pornographic material involving a child or children.

Pre-Trial Conference/Motions: 1:15 p.m., Feb. 7, Department 1

Persons v. Alex Torres-Garcia: sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 or under, a felony, 2 counts; Oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 or under, 2 counts; Continuing sexual abuse, 2 counts; Sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 years of age or younger, a crime; Oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 or under, 3 counts.

Brief history: the accused is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting two 5-year-old girls.

Sentencing: 8 a.m. Feb. 14

People vs. Gavin Parker: Forced rape, a crime; Sexual penetration by use of force, a crime; Forced oral copulation, a crime; Assault by force likely to produce grievous bodily harm, a felony.

Brief history: The victim organized a small Halloween party at his home. The accused was invited to the party. After everyone went home, the accused allegedly sexually assaulted the victim in her home.

Pre-Trial Conference: 9:00 a.m., March 4, Department 1

Jury Trial: 9:00 a.m. April 6

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