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
Persons against Lionel Urzua: officer escapes while driving recklessly, a felony, failure to appear on own recognizance, a felony.
Brief history: Officers attempted to arrest the defendant for alleged violations of the Vehicle Code. The accused fled at up to 100 mph. A long chase ensued. The deputies deployed a strip of spikes. The accused was eventually arrested and admitted to fleeing. The defendant did not appear in court.
Sentence: 2 years in state prison.
Recent Commitments to County Jails
People against Fabiola Alejo-Perez: Assault with a lethal weapon other than a firearm, a felony, Criminal threats, a misdemeanor, Domestic battery, a misdemeanor.
Brief history: The defendant drove her vehicle over the victim, who was struck in the hip. A witness observed the attack and the accused admitted driving the vehicle towards the victim with the intention of scaring him. In another incident, the accused walked into a convenience store where the victim worked. The accused held a metal bar and shouted at the victim that she was going to kill her and her children. Witnesses observed the incident. The accused and the victim had a child in common. The accused went to the victim’s hotel room, started yelling at her and threw a diaper at her. When the victim turned to leave the room, the accused punched him in the back of the head and slapped him in the face.
Sentence: 3 years of formal probation, 180 days in Tehama County Jail, 80 hours of community service, 52 week abuser treatment program.
Persons v. Bradley Russell: Possession for sale of a controlled substance, a felony, Failure to appear on own recognizance, a felony.
Brief History: A probation search was conducted at the residence of the accused. A large quantity of drug paraphernalia was located. A canine search was then conducted, which located a large bag of suspected methamphetamine, along with other smaller bags. A second bag of suspected methamphetamine was also located. Cell phones containing sales information were found. The accused admitted knowing about the drug. The defendant did not appear in court.
Sentence: 180 days in Tehama County jail, with 3 years and 8 months in state prison suspended.
Upcoming Court Dates – Trial, Preliminary Hearings and Pre-Trial Conferences
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.
Jury trial: 9 a.m. May 25
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/Movements: 1:15 p.m. July 19, in Department 1
Jury Trial: 9:00 a.m. July 27
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: May 27 at 9:00 a.m.
Jury Trial: 9:00 a.m. June 29