Press Release

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 15, 2019

PEOPLE V. CARRILLO, ALONSO- Defendant, a 30-year-old from Hamilton City, plead guilty to a felony violation of Penal Code section 192(a), Voluntary Manslaughter and admitted Penal Code section 12022.5, Personal Use of a Firearm, Penal Code 211, First Degree Residential Robbery. The stipulated facts were as follows: On March 16, 2018, Defendant Alonso Carrillo and 2 other defendants went to the home of Donald Zucker. While at the home of Donald Zucker to rob him of his marijuana, when Defendant Alonso Carrillo admitted to shooting Mr. Zucker. The sentencing date is presently set for February 21, 2020. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart and DDA Vacek with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Detectives Blair and Knight.

PEOPLE V. CAMARENA, JOE - Defendant plead guilty to FIVE separate felony violations of Penal Code sections 496(a), Possession of Stolen Property. Between August 2017 to March of 2018, the Defendant was involved in multiple thefts of farm equipment from farms and ranches in the Orland and Capay area. Sentencing will be on January 10, 2020. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Detectives Blair.

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 17, 2017

PEOPLE V. CARTWRIGHT, JASON- Defendant was previously convicted of felony violations of Vehicle Code section 10851(a), Vehicle Theft, Penal Code section 459, 1st Degree Burglary, Penal Code section 664/530.5 Attempted Identity Theft, and Penal Code section 496(a), Receiving Stolen Property. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 5th time and probation was terminated. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years and 8 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Tompkins and Willows Police Department Sgt. Stover. 

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 20, 2020

Parole Denied

PEOPLE V. JOHN WAYNE CARD: Despite being denied parole for 3 years in 2019, triple murderer Inmate John Wayne Card was given an early parole rehearing on November 17th, 2020 due to recent legislation favoring elderly parole.  The hearing was attended by Deputy District Attorney Michael Coffey who opposed parole on behalf of the People of Glenn County, as well as several members of the victim’s family who were supported by Victim Witness Advocate White.  After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board again denied parole for 3 years! However, due to the new elderly parole laws, this case is likely to again be granted an early rehearing in 18 months.

 

In 1974, John Wayne Card murdered three members of the Griffiths family; as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage three members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

 

The District Attorney’s Office would like to thank the family for their attendance at the hearing and willingness of the 8 family members to speak out against this dangerous killer being released.  We would like to extend a special thank you to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department and in particular Lieutenant Gibbs who graciously allowed us to use their conference room and their technology to allow the victims to appear at the hearing via video conference due to the California Prison system banning visitors during to the COVID 19 pandemic.

PEOPLE V. DESTINIE FOLSOM - (AS SEEN ON LOVE AFTER LOCK UP!) Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 4532(b)(1), Escape while serving 2 years for two felony convictions of Penal Code section 530.5, False Impersonation and 1320, Failure to Appear on a Felony Charge. Defendant was sentenced to 16 months prison concurrent to the 427 days remaining on her prison sentence and was remanded to jail today. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Sergeants Holley and Draper. 

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AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 20, 2020

Parole Denied

PEOPLE V. JOHN WAYNE CARD: Despite being denied parole for 3 years in 2019, triple murderer Inmate John Wayne Card was given an early parole rehearing on November 17th, 2020 due to recent legislation favoring elderly parole.  The hearing was attended by Deputy District Attorney Michael Coffey who opposed parole on behalf of the People of Glenn County, as well as several members of the victim’s family who were supported by Victim Witness Advocate White.  After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board again denied parole for 3 years! However, due to the new elderly parole laws, this case is likely to again be granted an early rehearing in 18 months.

 

In 1974, John Wayne Card murdered three members of the Griffiths family; as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage three members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

 

The District Attorney’s Office would like to thank the family for their attendance at the hearing and willingness of the 8 family members to speak out against this dangerous killer being released.  We would like to extend a special thank you to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department and in particular Lieutenant Gibbs who graciously allowed us to use their conference room and their technology to allow the victims to appear at the hearing via video conference due to the California Prison system banning visitors during to the COVID 19 pandemic.

PEOPLE V. DESTINIE FOLSOM - (AS SEEN ON LOVE AFTER LOCK UP!) Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 4532(b)(1), Escape while serving 2 years for two felony convictions of Penal Code section 530.5, False Impersonation and 1320, Failure to Appear on a Felony Charge. Defendant was sentenced to 16 months prison concurrent to the 427 days remaining on her prison sentence and was remanded to jail today. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Sergeants Holley and Draper. 

WE Tv link: https://www.wetv.com/shows/love-after-lockup--35406

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 21, 2017

PEOPLE V. BUTLER, THOMAS- Defendant was previously convicted of a misdemeanor violation of Health and Safety Code section 11377(a), Possession of Methamphetamine. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 3rd time. Defendant was sentenced to 180 days in county jail and probation was reinstated. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Orland Police Department Officer Carmon and Glenn County Probation Department Officers Tompkins and Permann.

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 3, 2017

MORENO, ROBERTO- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 187(a)/193(a)(3), Voluntary Manslaughter. Defendant was sentenced to 11 years in state prison and ordered to pay $4,662.63 in restitution for funeral expenses. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from California Highway Patrol Sergeant Poyner and Lieutenant Eccles.  

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 6, 2020

PEOPLE V. EDWIN SPEER:  A parole hearing was conducted today from California State Prison, Chuckawalla for Inmate Edwin Speer. On October 28, 1999, Inmate Speer was 23 years old when he committed Voluntary Manslaughter with the use of a Firearm and in Criminal Street Gang Activity by shooting and killing 19-year-old victim, Christopher Clark in Willows, CA. As Inmate Speer was on felony probation at the time of the murder, Defendant was resentenced on his other cases in Glenn and Butte counties. Shortly after entering prison in 2002, Inmate Speer severely beat a fellow inmate inflicting life threatening injuries and obtaining a new felony conviction in Monterey County, adding 7 years to his sentence. Inmate Speer is currently serving a 31 years 8 months determinate sentence with an early parole release date of May 1, 2026. The Parole Board denied Inmate Speer's parole for 1 year, when he will be eligible for a hearing for a second time. The parole hearing was virtually attended by Assistant District Attorney Ruby Neumann, who opposed the parole on behalf of Glenn County as well as 8 surviving family members of Mr. Christopher Clark and Victim Witness Advocate White.  Thank you to Glenn County Sheriff's Office Lt. Gibbs and Facilities/I.T. Technician Roy Medina for setting up and making the jail conference room and technology available for the Virtual Hearing.

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 9, 2017

PEOPLE V. PETE, STEPHEN- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273a(a), Child Endangerment, and a misdemeanor violation of Vehicle Code section 23152(b), DUI with a BAC above a 0.08%. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from California Highway Patrol Officer Regnani and Orland Police Department Sgt. Vlach.

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 13, 2017

PEOPLE V. STINSON, CHARLIE- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 422(a), Criminal Threats. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Ramirez, Ayres, Ladd, and Lemmon and Glenn County Probation Department Officer Moize. 

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 20, 2017

PEOPLE V. BAKER, MATTHEW- Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a), Corporal Injury on Cohabitant. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 3rd time. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Garcia, Willows Police Department Sgt. Stover, and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Owens. 

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 23, 2020

PEOPLE V. CHRISTOPHER CROWNOVER - Defendant was previously convicted of misdemeanor violations of Penal Code section 243(e)(1), Domestic Battery and Health and Safety Code section 11377(a), Possession of Methamphetamine and was found in violation of probation for the 7th and 8th time. Defendant was sentenced to 2 years jail and probation was terminated. This case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Ortiz.  

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 26, 2018

PEOPLE V. BAILEY, BRANDON- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 211, Second Degree Robbery of CVS with a special allegation of 667(c)&(e)(1) and 1170.12, Prior Strike. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years state prison and ordered to pay $7,306.74 restitution. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Orland Police Department Officers Roenspie, Carmon, and Sgt. Vlach and Glenn County Sheriff's Department Deputies Zarate, Barnes, and Corbin.

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 6, 2017

PEOPLE V. TATUM, CALEB- Defendant was previously convicted of a misdemeanor violations of Health and Safety Code sections 11550, Under Influence of Controlled Substance, and 11364(a), Possession of Methamphetamine Pipe. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 3rd time and terminated from probation. Defendant was sentenced to 240 days in county jail. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Tompkins.

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 8, 2021

PEOPLE V. MICHAEL BRIAN SULLIVAN- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code sections 273a(a), Child Endangerment of His 2 Week Old Baby Girl and 290(b), Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Defendant was sentenced to 4 years 8 months prison. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ayres. 

AS HEARD IN COURT ON DECEMBER 16, 2016

PEOPLE v. WARREN- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Health and Safety Code section 11379(a), Transportation of Methamphetamine, Health and Safety Code section 11366(a), Maintaining a Place for Sales of Methamphetamine, Penal Code section 459(a), 2nd Degree Commercial Burglary, a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 148(a)(1), Resist/Obstruct/Delay a Peace Officer, and violations of probation. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years and 4 months in state prison for all seven cases. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officers Perry, Teague, Moize, and Van Eck, Orland Police Department Officer Fullmore, Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Melgarejo, and GLINTF Agents Cushman and Tharp. 

AS HEARD IN COURT ON DECEMBER 9, 2016

PEOPLE v. ANTONIO ROA - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a), Corporal Injury on Former Cohabitant. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in state prison.  The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Detective Knight and Deputy Bauer and Orland Police Department Officers Simpson and Cessna. 

AS HEARD IN COURT ON FEBRUARY 10, 2017

People v. Sackett-Maxham, Tammy- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 4573.6(a), Possession of Methamphetamine in Jail, and Penal Code section 30305(a)(1), Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and a misdemeanor violation of Vehicle Code section 23152(f), Driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs with a Prior DUI Conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 2 years in prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Holley and Turner and Orland Police Department Officers Carrillo and Mills.  

AS HEARD IN COURT ON FEBRUARY 3, 2017

People v. Valenzuela, Gerardo: On November 20, 1998, Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 187, Second Degree Murder, and Penal Code Section 664/187, Attempted Murder, with a special allegation of Penal Code Section 120022(b)(1), Personal Use of a Deadly Weapon, a hammer. Defendant was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.  On February 1, 2017, at Defendant’s first parole hearing, he was denied parole and found unsuitable for release from prison for an additional 5 years.  After 5 years, Defendant may once again petition for release and request his second parole hearing to show evidence of rehabilitation.  This parole board hearing was prosecuted  by DDA Neumann at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, CA.

AS HEARD IN COURT ON JANUARY 13, 2017

PEOPLE v. GARZA, JAIME- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(f)(2), Corporal Injury to the Mother of Child with a Prior Domestic Violence Conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 4 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Willows Police Department Officers Thompson and Edgington.