The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office:
A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations Wednesday morning to submit verdicts finding the trial defendant guilty as charged.
Defendant Georgie Eugene Britton Hoaglin, age 22, of Covelo, was found guilty of an August 2022 robbery in the second degree, a felony.
The jury also found true two sentencing enhancements charged by the DA. The first special allegation found true by the jury was that the defendant was armed with a firearm during the commission of the robbery.
The second special allegation found true by the jury was that the defendant had previously sustained a prior Strike conviction, to wit, that he had sustained a conviction (“adjudication”) for felony assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury with a further finding that he actually and personally inflicted great bodily injury on the victim in a prior 2017 prosecution.
After the jury was thanked for their service and excused, the defendant’s case was referred to the Mendocino County Adult Probation Department for a background study and sentencing recommendation.
The defendant will next be back in court on December 16, 2022 at 9 o’clock in the morning in Department A of the Ukiah Courthouse for consideration of Probation’s report and recommendation, and judgment and sentencing.
The law enforcement agencies that developed the evidence necessary to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt and that provided trial support were the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, the Round Valley Tribal Police, and the District Attorney’s own Bureau of Investigations.
The attorney who directed the People’s case against the defendant was Deputy District Attorney Jamie Pearl.
Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Keith Faulder presided over the 2 ½ day trial. Judge Faulder will continue as the sentencing judge in December.