Hit-and-run defendant takes plea, will serve time
July 15, 2013
A 20-year-old Grass Valley man, who was charged with a felony DUI and hit and run after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident in Grass Valley, took a plea agreement in court Thursday.
Daniel Warfield, a construction worker, was arrested in late May after crashing his vehicle in the 700 block of South Auburn Street. Warfield left the scene and his injured passenger and fled northbound, while bleeding from both hands, in the direction of Whiting Street.
Officers pursued Warfield, who was located on the sidewalk near Whiting Street and arrested.
Warfield pleaded no contest to driving under the influence of alcohol, causing injury, in Nevada County Superior Court.
Although the maximum potential sentence is three years in state prison, Warfield took a plea in return for a proposed sentence of 200 days in county jail and three years probation. Sentencing was set for Aug. 5.
in burglary cases
A man arrested twice in January on burglary charges was sentenced June 21 to one year in jail.
Jonathon Trihub was arrested by Nevada City Police officers Jan. 3 as he allegedly tried to peddle a piece of jewelry he had stolen from a vehicle just a few nights before.
He was charged in that case with two counts of possessing stolen property.
He was arrested again Jan. 8 after a Grass Valley Police officer tried to pull over a vehicle, and all three occupants, including Trihub, tried to flee on foot.
Officers allegedly located a number of items that had been reported as stolen from vehicles.
Trihub has been charged with possessing stolen property and theft in that case. He also was charged with failing to appear in a third case.
On June 21, he pleaded no contest to three separate counts of possessing stolen property.
He was sentenced to 365 days in the second case, with 176 days credit, and three years probation. Trihub was sentenced to 30 days each on the other two cases, but that time will be served concurrently.
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