Arraignment is set in Bandy meth/firearms arrest |

Arraignment is set in Bandy meth/firearms arrest

Brent Bandy, a Grass Valley resident who was arrested in April after officers allegedly found drugs and high-powered rifles at his home, will be arraigned at 9 a.m. Aug. 8, Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell said.

Bandy, 28, waived his right for a preliminary hearing during a recent court appearance, Newell said. He’s being charged with possessing methamphetamines and being a felon in possession of firearms and an assault weapon, Newell said.

Tom Leupp, an attorney in Auburn, is representing Bandy.

Back in April, when the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force raided Bandy’s duplex on North School Street in Grass Valley, they found rifles in the bathtub, handguns stashed under furniture and meth on a computer table where it was apparently mixed with cutting agents, sheriff’s officials said.

Bandy was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional facility in lieu of a $250,000 bail, officials said.

Attorneys in the Patrick Cronan case agreed at a trial readiness conference last week to continue the conference at 10 a.m. Aug. 22, Assistant District Attorney Anna Ferguson said.

Cronan’s jury trial starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 23, Ferguson said.

Cronan is a Grass Valley man accused of assaulting a man with a skateboard at Condon Park last summer. The district attorney has charged him with assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury.

He’s being represented by Nevada City defense attorney Stephen Munkelt.

Joshua Yeager, a Las Vegas man who’s being charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with an accident last year at Cedar Ridge, will be tried by a jury on Sept. 9, Deputy District Attorney Kathryn Francis said Monday.

Yeager, 23, was driving a Jeep Cherokee that crashed into a tree on Highway 174 and killed passenger Laura Freeman, a 17-year-old student at Nevada Union High School.

Yeager will appear in court next on Aug. 7 for a pre-trial conference, Ferguson said. He’s also being represented by Munkelt.

To contact Soumitro Sen, e-mail or call 477-4229.

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