• Patrick O’Ryan Kelley, 18, of Grass Valley, was sentenced Sept. 23 to 90 days in jail, three years of probation and 300 community service hours, for charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor who was no more than three years younger than him; and battery.
• Leslie Robert Hill, 28, pleaded innocent Sept. 23 to charges of threatening a witness and threatening a crime. The charges stem from a Dec. 6, 2003, arrest, in a raid on North School Street where drugs were found. Hill co-defendants entered plea agreements in the case. An Oct. 21 preliminary hearing has been set.
• David Cedeno-Garcia, 19, of Grass Valley, pleaded no contest Sept. 23 to one count of rape against a victim younger than 14 years old. Other charges of rape and sodomy, stemming from a June 12 arrest, will be dropped at his sentencing, scheduled for Nov. 1.
• Elijah Jon Schwartz, 31, of Grass Valley, was sentenced Sept. 27 to 120 days in jail and three years’ probation for a conviction on charges of forgery and petty theft, stemming from a May 24 arrest.
• Thomas Kirby Faria, 35, of Camptonville, pleaded “no contest” Sept. 27 to charges of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, exhibiting a firearm, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license. Another charge of carrying a loaded firearm will be dropped at his sentencing, scheduled for Oct. 25.
Faria was allegedly armed with a handgun and a shotgun on Aug., 30, when he fired one of the weapons at the back of the Gold Rush Casino, in downtown Grass Valley.
According to Grass Valley Police, Faria knocked on the door of the business and asked for alcohol. He was told he could not have any, walked behind the business and fired one shotgun round at the structure. He was arrested shortly afterward.
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