High Profile Cases

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Below is a table of high profile case and information. For more information, please contact Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven - jonathan.raven@yolocounty.org

NOTE: Juvenile Cases - In reading the Welfare and Institutions Code, which discusses the confidentiality of juvenile records and the Legislature's belief that confidentiality in these cases is necessary to further the rehabilitative efforts in the juvenile justice system, we believe that, absent statutory exceptions, we are precluded from providing any information or documents in juvenile matters.

Listed Court Dates/Times: If you have interest in a specific court date because you are monitoring the case and/or plan to attend court, please check the Court’s website to ensure that the date and time is still accurate.

Legend for Court Information:

995 = Defense Motion to Set Aside PX Ruling
ARR = Arraignment
BTA = Bail to Appear (The subject bailed out of custody with the promise to appear in court.)
D = Court Department
EDC = Early Disposition Conf
F/P = Further Proceeding
HRG = Hearing
HTA = Held to Answer at Preliminary Hearing
J/S = Judgment & Sentencing
JT = Jury Trial
MTN = Motion
OR = Release on Own Recognizance Hearing
OSC = Order to Show Cause
PHC = Pre Hearing Conference
Plea = Scheduled To Enter Plea (The Defendant can plead not guilty, guilty or no contest)
PTC = Misd Pre-Trial Conference
PX = Preliminary Hearing
RVIEW = Review
TRC = Trial Readiness Conference
TSC = Trial Setting Conference
WAR = Warrant Request

Note: If complaint is uploaded, you can download a PDF version of the complaint by clicking on the DA File Number. If there is no hyperlink on the file, it has not been uploaded.

Also, we try to make sure that the calendar information is as accurate as possible.  It will be especially important to verify the information by checking the court's official calendar located at: http://www.yolo.courts.ca.gov/online-services/court-calendar

Defendant(s) Name DA File# Case Description Future Court Dates Other Information
Marsh, Daniel  13H02418 Defendant was convicted of murdering an elderly Davis couple while they slept.  Marsh was tried as an adult due to the heinous nature of his crimes. He was convicted of  two counts of murder with special circumstance that include use of a deadly weapon, multiple murders, lying in wait, and torture.  He was sentenced to 52 years to life in prison, however, due to Prop. 57, his conviction was conditionally reversed.  He will be sent back to juvenile court for a transfer hearing where a judge will determine his suitability for juvenile court. If the judge determines that he is suitable for juvenile court, he could only be detained until he reaches the age of 25.  A Court date has not been set yet in Yolo County Superior Court because the Appellate Court has not made a final decision yet as a result of the appellate attorney for the defendant filing a petition for review to the California Supreme Court for a different legal issue. No Court Date Set Yet  The District Attorney is waiting for the Yolo County Superior Court's notice of hearing which will include the defendant's impending court date.
Carter, Markeese
17H07258  Defendant charged with murder, sexual act with child 10 years old or younger, as well as assault on a peace officer.






TRC    6/4/18  8:30   



JT        6/11/18  8:30    D-13 

Defendant was charged in a new criminal case where he "gassed" (suspect throws feces and/or urine on correctional staff) the correctional facility staff. That case, 18-1773, trails the homicide case. 

Status Conference set for 5/1/18.


If you would like to view the First Amended Complaint, please click on the DA File #.

Hicks, Ted

Mears, Ryan
Defendants charged with unlawful cultivation and sales of marijuana.

New discovery to be turned over to defense.  Continued for PHC on 4/6/18.

Migoya, Heder 17H05834 Defendant is charged with murder of man in rural Davis. TRC

Court grants defense motion to continue.
Ortega, Jennifer
Defendant charged with murder in the death of her brother as a result of stabbing him with a knife.





Court grants defense motion to continue PX.


To view the Complaint, click on the DA File #.

Rizo, Christian 17H05787 Defendant is charged with murder of man in Woodland.







Further TRC date set.
Sorgent, Scott 17F02864 Defendant is charged with lewd or lascivious act upon child fourteen or fifteen years of age. RVIEW

Defendant sentenced to 3 years formal probation with the following terms: No contact with victim as well as current and former students at Woodland High School; 240 hours community service; 1 year of sexual offender counseling (2 sessions per month); 1 day county jail.

Vibat, Rodwin 16F04928 Defendant is massage therapist charged with touching clients inappropriately. JPS
Defendant found guilty of four counts of sexual battery and two counts of battery, a lesser included offense to sexual battery.  In lieu of being remanded into custody, the defendant was fitted with a GPS.  He was instructed not to leave Yolo County.  He was remanded into custody at court today for violating the terms of his release.  He will be formally sentenced on 4/17/18.

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