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4gk Wednesday, Nov, 7, 2001 Court and County News I I By Dave Keller Staff Writer A trio of Plumas County residents face potential state prison sentences in unrelated stabbing cases. Two of the suspects have been convicted on felony criminal com- plaints, while the third suspect is being sought by law enforcement of. ficials. Ricky W. Elkins, 42, was arrested last week after he stabbed a man at a Halloween party in Sloat. The Quincy resident pled no con- test last week in Plumas County Su- perior Court to a felony count of bat- tery with serious bodily harm. The second count--assault with a deadly weapon--will be dismissed when Elkins is sentenced. Under the terms of his lJIea, Elkins' potential sentences range from probation with a year in coun- ty jail to four years in state prison. Elkins will remain in jail until he is sentenced Dec. 3 by Plumas Coun- ty Superior Court Judge Ira R. Kauf- man. Kaufman ordered the probation department to put together a report to assist him in sentencing Elkins. Before he entered his plea, Elkins waived a series of c~nstitutional rights. Elkins also agreed to give up his right to ever own firearms again. Meanwhile, Jonathan D. Derrick, 26, was arrested in the parking lot of a Quincy business after he stabbed himself. Derrick pled no contest last week t> threatening to harm a sheriffs deputy with a knife. The other four felony counts in the case--brandishing a knife to avoid arrest, making death threats, burglary and damaging property-- will be dismissed when Derrick is sentenced. However, Derrick agreed to allow Kaufman to consider the other al- leged offenses when he sentences the defendant or orders a fine or restitution. Under the terms of his plea, Der- rick's potential sentences range from probation with a year in coun- ty jail to three years in state prison. Derrick will remain in jail until he is sentenced Dec. 3 by Kaufman. Kaufman ordered the probation department to put together a report to assist him in sentencing Derrick, as well. Before he entered his rick waived a series al rights. Before Derrick Deputy District Attorney asked him about the uses to remain Derrick told Cunan ication did not derstanding the its potential Meanwhile, a sued for the arrest of nandez, 29. She is being sought stabbing By Dave Keller Staff Writer In one of the first meth lab trials in Plumas County, ju- rors will be asked, starting Jan. 15, to decide the fate of Ray and Joella Tiradeau. The husband and wife will be tried on felony counts of making meth, possessing the ingredients used for meth and other related offenses. The Tiradeaus' home was raided more than a year ago by law enforcement officials. They recovered meth, a pipe and items often associ- ated with making meth. Two other defendants in the case, Mary Abbott and Alan Lackey, already have pled guilty and been sen- tenced in the case. Abbott was ordered in March to serve a year in jail and placed on probation for three years. Lackey was sentenced to serve four years in state prison in October but was later sent to the California Rehabilitation Center when it was determined he is a drug addict. The Only Honest Pizza Plumas Pines Shopping Center 283-2320 Surf the world wide web Get your own E-Mail address 19.95/ o. Unlimited access on local nOmbers " " ] Additional fees and hook-up costs may apply ] See store for details 61 Bradley St. Quincy Quincy Susanville Porto/a/Chester 283-2357 251-2357 1 (888) 832-235; FEATHE ER Poetal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Pedodic~s postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc Office Location and hour=: 555 w. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon.-Fd., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. 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Taborski Publisher Kevin Mallory Jenette Meneely Assistant to the Publisher News Proofreader, tOd's Page Editor Debra Coates Tom Forney Managing Editor Production Manager Diane Klelne Cobey Brown Circulation & Classified Ad Manager Print Shop Manager Sherrl McConnell Pat Whitcomb Display Advertising Manager Bookkeeper Karl Taborski Eva Small Legal Advertising DepartmentComposing Manager I Subscription Order Form I I Feather River Bulletin I I P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 I I I I (3 ..d ,.y = I I I I 0 '. I I ,.... I I I I I I I I k,, I I I Sull~ptlom= =m be transfw'r~l, but not relrtmded. I L I~l ~ ~ Imll I=lm mlm ~ll ~ mBi im=l ~lll IIIBI IllB mlm IllBI ~ ~ ~ ~ Ill= Illlm ~ II By Dave Keller A third defendant, 55-year- Staff Writer old Norman B. Frost, will One of the six Quincy resi- have a chance to enter a plea dents who have been Nov. 30. charged in a drug case, stem- Frost is waiting the results ruing from a raid on a Chan- of a plea report, which out- dler Road home, has pled no lines the kind of sentence the contest to supplying probation department would methamphetamine, recommend if he actually Aristeo Chavez, 34, will be pleads. sentenced Nov. 30 in front of Most judges, including Superior Court Judge Ira R. Kaufman, only order plea re- Kaufman. ports in unusual situations. Chavez faces a potential In Frost's case, he started prison sentence for the of- using meth less than a fense, which is a felony, month before he was arrest- The Quincy resident joins ed. Rockey Marine, 20, another The district attorney's of- defendant in the case, who fice has offered to allow also chose to plead no con- Frost to plead to a felony test rather than face a jury count of providing a build- and potentially hal"sher pun- ing, his Chandler Road ishments, home, in which meth was Marine is scheduled to be distributed. sentenced Friday in front of Frost faces up to three Kaufman. years in state prison, but In both defendants' cases, could get as little as a year in the probation department county jail. will conduct a report and The other three defendants then make a recommenda- were only charged with mis- tion about punishment to demeanors. Kaufman. The U.S. Justice Depart- ties and then ment, on Oct. 26, announced ing for them the award of $23,875 to tasks. The Plumas County to reimburse tween federal, some of the costs of incarcer- cal political ating criminals who have pl committed serious crimes in The Plumas the United States. iffs Department This is in addition to the aggressive prot $20,173 received by the coun- searching and ty in 2000. The goal of this little known program is to enhance pub- grams to lic safety in communities cal tax burden throughout the nation. Justice Benefits, This opportunity origi- for assistance. nates from federally mandat- JBI is a public ed programs that the county suiting firm is providing at local cost. As las, Texas, and many local entities are locating and aware, the federal govern- to-find ment's domestic agenda dri- ments for local yes local political entities to titles. JBI assume more responsibility gathers the data, for the administration and all necessary delivery of government ser- tion, and returns vices. Many times, these ser- cation to the vices are funded with local eralsubmission. dollars. Plumas Count However, in some cases, to maximize federal funding opportuni- amount on ties are available, if theThe was proper request is made. 517 (out Identifying these opportuni- cal entities acroSS successfully aPPly dollars. 1st- ;75 Gift CerUflcate Amelia Froggatt 2nd - ;50 Gilt Certificate Marilyn Christensen 3rd - ;25 Gift CerUflcate Renee Schroers e At SunBridge you will find a skilled professional staff and a warm, caring environment. Our care- givers are dedicated to meeting the medical, social and personal needs of our residents. For more information, call Denise Huggins, Administrator, at 283-2110 SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation for Quincy 50 Central Avenue Quincy 283-2110 Caring for those you care about The of Fish and Lake Davis tee are meetings to ble use of Lake Davis to ulation An evening held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, at Baptist Church meeting will Thursday, No p.m. at the ment of Fish and la Field Office, cial Street. The proposal options ther study in Northern Pike: Y2000," a plan the steering local communitY partment February 2000. The .purpose ings is to nity with proposal, mental review receive " The meetings formation on tion at the lake, nation way to keep A short video shown. Both open to the 832-4069 ff you ing the da seating is