By Fatimah Patel
WOODLAND, CA – Yolo County Superior Court Judge David W. Reed—in no hurry for a trial—agreed to extend a man’s arraignment this week to allow time for opposing parties to formally work out a plea bargain.
The accused is charged with one felony count of second degree burglary. The details of the alleged crime, including the time and date, were not specified in court.
An official warrant for the accused’s arrest was issued on March 29, 2011.
The accused failed to appear at his first hearing earlier this year on Sept. 1. On that date, a further arraignment was scheduled for Oct. 17, and the accused attended via Zoom as he resides outside the state of California. He did not enter a plea.
“Rather than enter a plea, the district attorney and I have worked out a plea bargain which would include restitution for a dismissal,” said the accused’s lawyer, David Foos. Deputy District Attorney Deanna Hays confirmed that Foos “stated the agreement correctly.”
According to Foos, the plea bargain could not be handled in court because “some of the mechanics have to be put in place.” the accused’s arraignment will continue on Nov. 18.
Judge Reed released the accused on his own recognizance (a promise to appear in court when required, no bail required). Foos was granted permission to appear at the next arraignment without the accused.