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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Newhall Man Convicted of Assault on Peace Officer

A man accused of running into a sheriff’s police cruiser with a stolen truck and then driving towards a second officer was convicted yesterday of multiple felonies.
Jesse Alan Tucker, from Newhall, was found guilty of assault on a peace officer, resisting a peace officer, and fleeing from a peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly. Tucker was also convicted of taking a vehicle without consent after a prior conviction and vandalism under $400 damage.

According to reports, Tucker drove a stolen truck into a police car on February 2, 2015 while being chased by police. After striking the car, Tucker reportedly turned the car around and aimed it again at the officer.

At that point, reports indicate the officer fired a shot at the truck, prompting Tucker to flee on foot. Tucker was later arrested. It remains to be seen what Tucker’s punishment will be. Though Tucker has been found guilty of these crimes, his sentencing is scheduled for next month, June 28.

Ronald G. Brower is a criminal defense attorney in Southern California. Based out of Orange County, Attorney Brower has represented individuals charged with crimes in state and federal court.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, it is important to speak with a defense attorney to protect your rights.

Contact the Law Office of Ronald G. Brower online or by telephone at 714-997-4400.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Former Public School Official Arrested

William Webb, a former assistant principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District, was arrested yesterday on allegations of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old student in 2006. At the time of the alleged misconduct, Webb, 51, was assigned to Vista Middle School in Van Nuys.

At this time, Webb has not been formally charged by way of arraignment. However, Webb is being held on $120,000. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is charging Mr. Webb with lewd acts with a child, oral copulation with a person under 18, and sodomy of a person under 18. 

Reports indicate that the LAPD began an investigation into Webb in February 2015. At that time, another former student of Webb’s filed a complaint of suspected child abuse with the police. Webb was working at a high school in downtown Los Angeles until 2014. The parents of students at that high school, Ramon C. Cortines High School of Visual and Performing Arts, were notified of Webb’s assignment and now his arrest.

Webb was arrested the day after the Los Angeles Unified School District settled a different sexual abuse case for $88 million. That case involved allegations of sexual abuse against as many as 30 children in Pacoima and Wilmington.

Criminal charges can involve life-altering consequences. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime or is being investigated for a crime, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney to protect and exercise your rights.

Ronald G. Brower is an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Southern California. Based out of Orange County, Attorney Brower has handled a wide range of cases in over thirty-years of practice. 

Contact the Law Office of Ronald G. Brower online or by telephone at 714-997-4400.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Three Men Arrested in Death Valley Park Incident

Three Nevada men accused of trespassing in a national park and killing one of the world’s rarest fish have been arrested and will almost certainly face criminal charges. The three individuals are Trenton Sargent, 26; Steven Schwinkendorf, 29; and Edgar Reyes, 35.

According to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, the three men allegedly broke into an area of the Death Valley National Park that was designated as environmentally protected, destroyed electric cameras monitoring the premises, rammed a gate with their off-road vehicle, stomped around in a critical ecosystem and at least one of the men went swimming in the 93-degree waters of Devils Hole—home to one of the world’s rarest fish, the Devils Hole Pupfish.

Based on investigatory reports released thus far, the police believe the men had been drinking and hunting in the park at the time of the alleged incident. As a result of the men’s actions, at least one Pupfish is believed to have died.

Because the alleged conduct took place in a national park a criminal case will likely proceed in the federal courts. The sheriff’s report indicates potential charges could include conspiracy, killing of an endangered species, trespassing, destruction of property, destruction of habitat, and a former felon in possession of a firearm. It remains to be seen where and what charges are actually filed.

Criminal charges are a serious matter with serious, potentially life-altering consequences.
If you, a loved one, or someone you know has been charged with a crime, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney to protect your rights as early as possible in the criminal legal process.

Ronald G. Brower is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Southern California. Based out of Orange County, Attorney Brower has represented individuals charged with a range of crimes in both state court and federal court.

Contact the Law Office of Ronald G. Brower online or by telephone at 714-997-4400.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Jury Convicts "Grim Sleeper"

This past week a Los Angeles jury convicted Lonnie David Franklin Jr., known as the “Grim Sleeper,” of 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

The trial—one of the more high profile cases in L.A. recently—lasted approximately 11 weeks in Los Angeles Superior Court. The jury deliberated for about a day and a half before returning its verdict. 

Franklin was convicted of murdering nine women and a teenage girl over the past 30 years, with a 13-year gap between two periods of alleged killing sprees. Seven women were killed between 1985 and 1988, and three women between 2002 and 2007. DNA evidence recovered from the females also indicated Franklin had come into sexual contact with the women just before their deaths.

The moniker “Grim Sleeper” derives from the extended period of time between the two sets of killings. Franklin was known to primarily prey on vulnerable females - sex workers and those with substance abuse problems on the street.

Since being indicted in March 2011, the government is believed to have accumulated more evidence tying Franklin to additional killings. The jury is scheduled to return on May 12 to begin the sentencing phase of the trial.

Ronald G. Brower is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Southern California. Based out of Orange County, Attorney Brower has practiced criminal defense for over 30 years and has represented individuals charged with the most serious crimes, including murder.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, contact the Law Office of Ronald G. Brower online or at 714-997-4400.

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