Friday, April 18, 2014

Trying to keep up with Chiv's Court Beat

Well-known and loved Hoopa community leader Marion McCovey to be arraigned today; was booked for marijuana cultivation, child endangerment and other charges
...Judge Marilyn Miles Courtroom 2...in addition to Marian Earl McCovey, Sr, two other defendants were arraigned. The co-defendants are Marion Earl McCovey, Jr and Romeo Blue McCovey.

Mr. McCovey, Sr is well-known in the Hoopa community for his work with the Hoopa Youth Center, Hoopa Tribe Recreation Department, he coached youth in basketball,baseball and was formerly employed with the Klamath United Trinity School District.

The charges for each defendant include both felonies and misdemeanors. Jackie Pizzo is prosecuting this case for the People.

All three defendants were present in the courtroom, they are not in custody. Mr. McCovey, Sr is being represented by Jeffrey Schwartz. Judge Miles appointed the Public Defender Casey Russo to represent Mr.McCovey, Jr and the Conflict Counsel supervising attorney Mr. Greg Elvine-Kreis to represent Mr. Romeo Blue McCovey.

The charges against each defendant were read by Judge Miles with the appropriate code and then stated as following: for Mr. McCovey, Sr. are Count 1 marijuana cultivation, Count 2, marijuana for sale, Count 3 child abuse and Count 4 contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

For Mr. McCovey, Jr and Romeo Blue McCovey the charges are the same. Count 1 is cultivation of marijuana, Count 2 marijuana for sale and Count 3 contributing to the deliquency of a minor.
Human trafficking with a minor, new count added to David Anderson case

Press releases:

Attempted Murder suspect from Sonoma County arrested in Weott
One Mckinleyville armed robbery suspect identified
Statistics and Sex Offender's registration compliance sweep information, Eureka outnumbers other locations

Election wise:

Yurok Tribe endorses Elan Firpo for District Attorney
Ryan Sundberg endorsed by the Hoopa tribe
Hoopa Council interviews Maggie and Elan at Council meeting

Plus:

From DA's office to Clanton Law Firm, now Ben McLaughlin has his own practice

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