Recent Local Convictions

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 10, 2016 / comments

The following cases were recently adjudicated in the El Dorado County Superior Courts:

GILSON, THOMASPeople v. Thomas David Gilson, Case No. P15CRM0183

On July 29, 2016, Thomas David Gilson was sentenced to three years state prison, after pleading to a felony DUI, driving on a suspended license, and admitting his prior DUI convictions.  This case arose out of an incident on February 6, 2015, where the defendant crashed his vehicle into a power pole and had an alcohol level of .17%.




SARAH LYNN ANDERSONPeople v. Sarah Lynn Anderson and Bryan Torres, Case No. S16CRF0078 

On July 12, 2016, Sarah Lynn Anderson and Anthony Bryan Torres pled no contest to felony Child Abuse (273a(a) PC) and felony Pandering Human Trafficking (266(i)(a) PC) . Sarah Lynn Anderson was sentenced to 4 years state prison; Anthony Bryan Torres was sentenced to 6 years state prison. The case was investigated by the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and involves the trafficking of an under aged female (17) and the exposure of young children to a dangerous and unhealthy environment.




DAVID WESLEY HOWARD AND CIERA ROBERTSON TRUSSELLPeople v. David Wesley Howard and Ciera Nicole Robertson-Trussell, Case No. P16CRF0048


On July 29, 2016, David Wesley Howard admitted guilt to Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale and Possession of a Loaded and Operable Firearm.  Ciera Nicole Robertson-Trussell admitted guilt to Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale.   The conviction stems from a January 17, 2016 car stop in Cameron Park and investigation by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.  The investigating deputies located about a 1/2 oz. of methamphetamine, $9000 in cash and a loaded .25 caliber firearm.  Howard has two prior serious felonies involving assaults with a firearm and  was sentenced to 5 years 4 months state prison. Robertson-Trussell had no prior felony convictions and was sentenced to 90 days county jail and 5 years formal probation.

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