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District Attorney will not seek death penalty for the killing of Stan Norman

Nevada City, Calif. November 14, 2018 – Cliff Newell, Nevada County District Attorney, announced today that his office has decided not to seek the death penalty against Sean Bryant or Michael McCauley for the April 2018 killing of Stan Norman.  “This was a close call” said Newell.  “The allegation of torture done to the victim […]

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Charges filed against Michael Sturgell in the homicide of Pam Degrio

Nevada City, Calif. May 3, 2018 – Cliff Newell, Nevada County District Attorney, announced today that his office has filed criminal charges against Michael Sturgell for the homicide of Pamela Degrio. The complaint alleges a single felony count of murder in violation of Penal Code section 187(a). Pamela Degrio was found deceased in her home […]

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DA dismisses charges in drug case, alleges misconduct by a former NCSO officer

Nevada City, Calif. March 23, 2017 – Cliff Newell, Nevada County District Attorney, announced today that they have filed a motion with the Court to dismiss the cases of People v. Joel Franks. In February the Sheriff informed the District Attorney’s Office that there were potential issues with former Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Hollitz that came […]

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Nevada County Assistant District Attorney Joe Alexander resigns to return to El Dorado County

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 8, 2017 –  Nevada City—The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office announced today that Assistant District Attorney Joe Alexander will take a senior management position with El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office.  ADA Alexander has deep ties with El Dorado County having worked in that office for 15 years before coming to […]

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Nevada County District Attorney’s Office will not file charges in the tragic death of CHP Officer Nathan Taylor

NEVADA CITY, Calif. December 9, 2016 – On March 12, 2016, Officer Taylor of Gold Run CHP Office was assisting other CHP officers on Interstate 80 near the Castle Peak undercrossing with traffic control due to several vehicle accidents in the area. The weather at the time was intermittent rain, snow and slush, the snow […]

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