– Kyle Nunnick, 19, pleaded innocent Feb. 19 to two charges each of possession of methamphetamines and possession of opium, along with possession of a butterfly knife and a billy club and giving a false report to a police officer.
The charges stem from a Jan. 6 arrest, when Nunnick was taken into custody while officers were searching an apartment in an unrelated case.
– Jeffery Lee Warren, 41, of Penn Valley, pleaded no contest Feb. 19 to charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, and possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a Nov. 15, 2003, arrest. A pre-sentencing hearing has been scheduled for March 29.
– John Dennis Farnsworth, 54, and Shirley Renee Smith, 40, of Grass Valley, pleaded innocent Feb. 19 to charges of transporting a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance for sale.
The charges stem from a Feb. 10 arrest. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 11.
– Francis McCredy, 43, was sentenced Feb. 20 to three years supervised probation and 90 days in jail for inflicting corporal injury on a cohabitant on Sept. 10, 2003.
The charge was changed to a misdemeanor as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Also as part of the arrangement, a second charge of child endangerment was dropped.
– Clyde Lewis Funk, 37, of Grass Valley, pleaded no contest Feb. 23 to charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled-substance paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
The charges stem from a Dec. 17 arrest. A pre-sentencing hearing has been scheduled for March 22.
– Dustin Lee Garcia, 24, of Chico, was sentenced to three years in jail Feb. 23 for a charge of evading a police officer.
Other charges of evading an officer, burglary, driving a stolen vehicle, and causing an accident with damage to property were dropped by prosecutors. The charges stem from a Nov. 12, 2002, arrest. On that night, Garcia was stopped by a Nevada County sheriff’s deputy for speeding and crossing a double yellow line. While the deputy tried to make an arrest, Garcia gave him a fake name, ran back to his car and fled.
– Brice Anthony Peeler, 21, was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail Feb. 23 on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a Dec. 27, 2003, arrest.
– Roman Gokhman
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