– A one-day jury trial has been scheduled for a 45-year-old Nevada City man who said he was fleeing demons when he walked into a church school with a gun Nov. 18, 2003. Dale Buchanan pleaded innocent Jan. 2 to charges of bringing a firearm to a school campus, possessing a loaded firearm while under the influence of a controlled substance and receiving known stolen property, which was the gun. The trial has been scheduled for March 23 and a trial readiness conference for March 12.

– Brandee Serr, 26, of Grass Valley pleaded innocent Jan. 5 to charges of burglary and theft. She is accused of entering the home of Linda Reeve, her mother, in June of 2003 and stealing more than $400 worth of belongings and other personal property. A pretrial conference has been set for Jan. 23. She is free on her own recognizance.

– Lisa Fluke, 43, of Penn valley pleaded innocent to charges of inflicting corporal injury with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon. According to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, she had been fighting with a man, William Guy Robinson, 53, of Penn Valley, Dec. 27, 2003. She then took a steak knife and stabbed him in the arm. A felony conference has been set for Fluke, who free on her own recognizance, for Thursday.

– Dustin Lee Garcia, 24, of Chico, pleaded innocent Jan. 5 to one count of evading a police officer. The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office dropped other counts of fleeing from an officer, burglary, driving a stolen vehicle and causing an accident with damage to property. The charges stem from a Nov. 12, 2002, arrest. That night, he was stopped by a Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy for speeding and driving across a double yellow line. While the deputy was trying to arrest Garcia, Garcia gave him a fake name, ran back to his car and fled. A pretrial conference is set for Friday.

– Rex Charles Spencer, 32, of Grass Valley, pleaded innocent Jan. 6 to charges of inflicting corporal injury on a cohabitant, a felony; and resisting a police officer and violating a court order, both misdemeanors.

The charges stem from a Dec. 27, 2003, arrest. A felony conference has been scheduled for Jan. 22.

– Roman Gokhman

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