Monday, April 12, 2021


On the Docket – 04/08/2021

Robert Dean Cates is scheduled to appear in Colusa County Superior Court on April 12 for resetting his trial, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cates, 73, also known as Robert Dean Koym, is accused of setting a fire on Oct. 24, 2019, that gutted the building located at 517 Oak St., in Colusa, known as the Safe Haven Drop-In Center, which has since been demolished.

Raymond Michael Zapien, 31, of Princeton, who is charged with attempted murder and other charges in connection to the May 31 crash with an ATV that injured a teenage girl, is scheduled to appear in court on April 12 for the setting of trial. His girlfriend, Skye Flores, 33, is also scheduled to appear for trial. Flores is charged with child endangerment and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Tony Daniel Kesterson, 30, of Colusa, will be arraigned on murder and other felony charges in Sutter County Superior Court on April 19, one year to the day that he allegedly killed his 10-year-old son in a DUI crash on Highway 20, just east of South Tarke Road. The arraignment is based on new information obtained from his March 18 preliminary hearing. Kesterson previously pleaded not guilty to the charges. He has been incarcerated at the Sutter County Jail since his arrest in 2020.

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