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COURT SUMMARY

• Jeffrey Keith Weeden, 22, of Auburn, pleaded innocent June 10 to charges of strong-arm robbery and burglary. The charges stem from a May 4 arrest when he allegedly attempted to shoplift at Raley’s supermarket. A July 22 preliminary hearing has been set.

• David D. Drake pleaded innocent June 10 to three counts of lewd or lascivious acts on a minor. Drake was recently arrested after a warrant was issued for his arrest. A July 1 felony conference has been set.

• Adam Christopher Lee, 25, was sentenced June 10 to 180 days in jail and three years of probation. He pleaded no contest to possession of materials to manufacture a controlled substance. The charge stems from a March 29 arrest.



• Elijah Jon Schwatz, 31, of Grass Valley, pleaded no contest June 10 to forgery and petty theft. The charges stem from a May 24 arrest. A July 19 hearing has been scheduled.

• Robert Kendall, 25, pleaded no contest June 10 to possession of methamphetamine for sale. The charge stems from a routine probation check at his home and arrest on April 22. Other drug-related charges will be dropped at his sentencing, scheduled for July 19.




• Roy Richard Ricoli, 28, of Penn Valley, pleaded innocent June 10 to charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession for sale, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. A June 24 felony conference has been scheduled.

• Charles John Bicking, 25, of Auburn, pleaded innocent June 10 to charges of inflicting corporal injury on a co-habitant, child endangerment, and false imprisonment by violence. The charges stem from a June 6 arrest after Bicking’s 32-year-old girlfriend, for whom he was the caretaker, complained he was too drunk to drive home after a day of activity on Dog Bar Road at the Bear River crossing. They were accompanied by the woman’s 10- and 11-year-old children. Bicking allegedly became angry and began assaulting the woman, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. A July 22 felony conference has been scheduled.

• Pamela Kay Pearson McBride, of Nevada City, pleaded no contest June 11 to possession of methamphetamine. In a plea deal with prosecutors, other meth-related charges will be dropped at her sentencing, scheduled for July 19. Her trial, scheduled to begin this week, has been canceled.

• A three-day jury trial has been set for Thomas Michael Shea, 54, of Grass Valley. Shea faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession for sale, planting or cultivating marijuana, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Shea was arrested Jan. 28 at his home on Doris drive along with Heidi Sue Thompson.

The trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 14, with a July 2 pretrial conference and a Sept. 3 trial readiness conference.

• Shawn Michelle Strong, 27, and Jon Michael Simpson, 28, both of Grass Valley, pleaded innocent June 10 to charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and child endangerment. The charges stem from a June 8 arrest. A preliminary hearing has been set for Simpson on June 29.

• Gregg Manis, of Grass Valley, pleaded innocent June 14 to a charge of burglary, which stems from an arrest in late 2003. A July 2 pretrial conference has been scheduled.

– Roman Gokhman


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