He Gives Love a Bad Name?
A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations this morning with guilty verdicts and true findings across the board.
The jury found Thessalonian Catrell Love, age 27, formerly of Apple Valley, guilty of attempted criminal threats, a felony; attempting to willfully and maliciously dissuade a witness from cooperating with law enforcement and the prosecution by threat of force, a felony; and attempting to willfully and maliciously dissuade a victim from reporting a crime, a felony.
The jury also found true special allegations that the defendant has previously suffered a felony conviction in San Bernardino County Superior Court in 2010 for arson of an inhabited dwelling or property, as well as having suffered a felony conviction in …Mendocino County Superior Court in 2016 for attempting to willfully and maliciously dissuade a victim by threat of force.
After the jury was polled, thanked, and excused, the defendant’s matter was referred to the Adult Probation Department for a social study and sentencing recommendation. The case will be back on calendar on December 19, 2017 at 9 o’clock in the morning for judgment and sentencing.
The prosecutor who presented the evidence at trial and made the closing arguments for the People was District Attorney David Eyster. The investigating law enforcement agencies responsible for putting the case together were the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s own investigators. Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Ann Moorman presided over the five-day trial and will be the sentencing judge on the 19th.