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Gang member sentenced to state prison

After serving nearly a year in Colusa County Jail while awaiting trial for his part in the Oct. 9, 2009 brutal attack on a...

Alleged partners in crime disruptive in court

All criminal defendants have the right to remain silent. Some, however, lack the capacity. Colusa County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Thompson once again continued...

Colusa County Jail rid of Butte County felon

A career criminal sentenced Sept. 2 in Colusa County Superior Court to two years in state prison is being tossed back to his home...

WANTED IN COURT (09/09/2020)

A $250,000 bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mario Robert Rafanan, 48, of Sacramento, after he twice failed to appear in...

Change of venue expected in Colusa murder case

The man accused of killing 21-year-old Karen Garcia in 2018 will appear in Colusa County Superior Court on Sept. 16, where his attorney could...

Accused Orv’s parking lot shooter pleads not guilty

The man suspected of shooting at an occupied vehicle in the Orv’s Gas Station parking lot, in Williams, last December, has pleaded not guilty...

Bank robber admits guilt, halts trial

The second Colusa County jury trial amid the coronavirus pandemic ended Thursday similar to the first trial in July. Although there was no indication this...

Colusa man sentenced to state prison

An inmate with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced to more than six years in state prison last week - the price he has...

Colusa man pleads not guilty to gun theft

A Colusa man accused of walking out of Kittle’s Outdoor and Sport Co. with a handgun last April has pleaded not guilty to the...

Trial planned for accused bank robber

Colusa County Superior Court will try again next week to get through a jury trial amid a pandemic. Jury selection will begin Aug. 27 in...

Accused bank robbers to appear in court

The trial for accused bank robber Michael G. Jones Jr. that was scheduled to begin this week has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Jones’...

First post-COVID-19 trial hits viral snag

Trial court resumed last week in Colusa County after a four-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, jury selection and the county’s first post-outbreak...

Accused gang member pleads guilty to robbery

On the second day of his jury trial, Nickolas Roberto Rojas, 25, of Colusa, an admitted member of the Sioc Street Norteños, pleaded guilty...

Hit-and-run driver pleads not guilty to attempted murder

The man accused of deliberately crashing into an ATV in Princeton and seriously injuring a teenage girl before injuring a Good Samaritan in a...

WANTED IN COURT (07/29/2020)

Travis Lovell Weatherly A bench warrant in the amount of $50,000 was issued July 22 for Travis Lovell Weatherly, 29, of Arbuckle, who failed to...

Home care worker sentenced to prison

A home health care worker was sentenced last week to three years in state prison for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. Michael...

Kesterson facing slew of new charges

The Colusa man accused of killing his 10-year-old son in a DUI crash in April is now facing additional charges, special allegations, and sentencing...

Former cop accused of theft considering plea deal

The former Colusa police officer accused of embezzlement and theft waived his right to a timely preliminary hearing last week in order for his...

Accused co-conspirator pleads not guilty in ATV collision

The girlfriend of the man accused of attempted murder for deliberately crashing into an ATV in Princeton and seriously injuring a teenage girl in...

Convicted felon back on probation after court victory

An Arbuckle man served three weeks in jail, not for a crime that he committed but for the company he keeps. Colusa County Superior Court...

Youthful offender seeks chance at early release

If a Williams man hopes to get out of prison before most of his life has passed, he will have to convince the court...

Arbuckle man receives probation for shooting dog

EDITORS NOTE: In the printed edition of this article, it was incorrectly stated that Friel killed the dog; however, this was incorrect. The dog...

Jailhouse brawl could have devastating consequences

Two men who did not know each other prior to a jailhouse fight in March are both facing stints in state prison for violating...

Kesterson found, arrested in Lassen County

The Colusa man charged with killing his 10-year-old son in a DUI crash in April is back behind bars in Sutter County. Susanville Police Capt....

Wanted man captured, arraigned on attempted murder charges

The man accused of deliberately crashing into an ATV in Princeton and seriously injuring a teenage girl in May was formally charged in Colusa...

Special enhancement charge stands for murder suspect

Colusa County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Thompson last week upheld a special allegation charge that accuses Salvador Garcia-Vaca of planning his former girlfriend’s...

Traveling burglar sentenced to prison

The man known as one of the “Traveling Burglars” was sentenced on June 10 to three years in state prison, although that time could...

Olivehurst man sentenced for trafficking meth

A Yuba County man with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced June 3 to nearly three years in prison on drug and firearm charges,...

Convicted gang member sentenced to prison

The accused leader of a Colusa street gang was sentenced to more than four years in state prison last week for the Oct. 9,...

Woman accused of attacking cop found incompetent

A Colusa woman, with a long history of violence, has been found incompetent at this time to aid in her own defense against felony...

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