Court Summary |

Court Summary

• Richard Everton pleaded “no contest” to several charges in one of several cases against him.

He pleaded “no contest” to grand theft and two charges of resisting arrest. In February 2004, he was shot in the knees with a shotgun after he reportedly attacked another man because the man wanted Everton off his property.


• Deanna Lee Schmidl, 20, of Grass Valley, pleaded innocent Feb. 10 to charges of bringing drugs into a jail, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prescription medication without a prescription, stemming from an early February arrest.

She will next be in court on Feb. 28 for a felony conference.


• Dakotah Erb, 23, was sentenced Feb. 14 to 240 days in jail and three years of probation, for one count of vehicle theft, stemming from a Feb. 18, 2004, arrest.


• Walter Henderson, 49, of Penn Valley, pleaded innocent Feb. 15 to charges of false imprisonment, two counts of inflicting corporal injury on a cohabitant and two counts of threatening a crime.

He was arrested Feb. 10 for allegedly beating up his wife, tearing up their home and threatening to kill her. As he was being arrested, he also reportedly threatened the deputies.

The woman, 46, told deputies that Henderson came home upset and that she tried to calm him down. He allegedly became more enraged, and began tearing up the house, according to the sheriff’s office.

The woman was able to run out of the house and to a neighbor’s residence, where she called police.

Deputies then went over to the couple’s home and confronted Henderson, who ran away. Early the next morning, investigators returned to the couple’s house, and the woman told them that her husband had returned.

Henderson’s bail is set at $1 million. A March 3 felony conference has been set for Henderson.


• Joshua Ortiz, 28, pleaded innocent Feb. 15 to charges of opening a place to sell drugs, possession of a controlled substance for sale, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges stem from a Dec. 27, 2004, when he was arrested at a home on the 400 block of East Bennett Street along with Anna Dolezal, 22.

Investigators recovered methamphetamine, Ecstasy pills and drug paraphernalia at the home.

A Feb. 24 felony conference has been set for Ortiz.

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