Sunday, January 29, 2023

Ukiah Man Found Guilty of Criminal Threats, Brandishing Replica Weapon, Resisting Police, and Other Charges

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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 late on Wednesday afternoon to announce it had found the trial defendant guilty as charged … plus some.

Defendant Stacey Eugene Rose, age 52, generally of the Ukiah area, was originally charged with one felony count of criminal threats and three misdemeanor counts, to wit, brandishing a replica firearm, resisting or delaying a peace officer, and vehicle tampering.

At the conclusion of the People’s case-in-chief, the prosecutor asked for leave of court to amend the charging document to conform to the People’s proof that had been presented to the jury.

That motion was granted, meaning that two additional and separate misdemeanor counts of vehicle tampering were added to the list of charges the jury would eventually be asked to decide.

Accordingly, having started the trial looking at four criminal charges, the defendant ended the trial facing six criminal counts, with the jury finding the defendant guilty of all six charges.

After the jury was excused, the defendant and his case were referred to the Mendocino County Adult Probation Department for a background study and sentencing recommendation.

The defendant was ordered back to court on Wednesday, February 15th at 9 o’clock in the morning in Department B of the Ukiah courthouse for consideration of the probation report and recommendation, and for formal sentencing.

The law enforcement agencies that investigated the defendant’s crimes and assisted the prosecutor in preparing the case for trial were the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s own Bureau of Investigations.

The prosecutor who presented the People’s evidence to the jury and argued for the verdicts that were returned was Deputy District Attorney Jamie Pearl.

Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Victoria Shanahan presided over the three-day trial and will be the sentencing judge on February 15th.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Let me guess, they had a public pretender not named in this report because PD has massive case loads and charges are added on because jury trial pisses of the DA. JUST US in Mendocino County

  2. Talk about railroaded. No Defense, defense presented zero evidence or witness, Judge had personal conflict and should have recused herself, domestic violence mentioned but yet he was not charged with that, 2 jurors were husband and wife, one juror was a court clerk, juror misconduct, speaking to investigators at break about firearms and was allowed to stay, Prosecutor renamed lead investigator to intimidate jury and sit by them in tactical uniform , prosecutor allowed to add 2 charges before jury got instructions, the guy lost his house, family, wife, and looking at prison for telling someone he was going to kick his ass but never lauded a hand on anyone ? Something is fishy here. No drone footage?

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