Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING May 26, 2017
Byron Caudle (59) Loyalton. Assault. 24 months probation, 92 days jail, fine $235, 20 hours of community service, and no contact with victim.
LeAnn Polastrini (43) Loyalton. Failure to appear on probation violation. Six days jail, and reinstated on probation.
Hunter Henson (27) Loyalton. Petty theft by shoplift. Fine $270, converted to two days jail, and ordered to pay restitution of $4 to Leonard’s Market.
Teri Pederson (41) Calpine. Dog at large, fine $150.
Christine Kruck (59) Truckee. Felony driving with blood alcohol of .08 or above, with three prior convictions. Sentencing is on June 9, meanwhile she remains in custody in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Patrick Hall (35) Sacramento. After a contested preliminary hearing, Hall was ordered to stand trial on possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. He is in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Gary Sather (34) Portola. Brandishing a knife. Two years probation, 4 days jail, and a fine of $650.
Mark Mansfield (62) Newcastle. Violation of Sierra County building code. Fine $455 and ordered to fix the property to come into compliance.
Richard Douglas (23) Napa, and Deborah Hunt (34) McKinnelyville. After a contested preliminary hearing, both were ordered to stand trial on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery, residential burglary while occupied by another person, and attempted robbery. According to testimony produced at the preliminary hearing, Hunt and Douglas traveled to Downieville to collect an alleged debt owed to Hunt. At 10:30 at night, the two approached the front of a Downieville residence and without warning, Douglas attempted entry into the residence by breaking windows by the front door. While Douglas was trying to enter, the homeowner armed himself with a rifle and confronted Douglas demanding he leave. Douglas approached the homeowner and was shot in the arm. Douglas fled and was picked up by Hunt and the two left Downieville in a vehicle. The pair was stopped just south of Downieville by the Sierra County Sheriff’s Department, and taken into custody. They remain in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.