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May 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Retha Mae Drummond (DOB 3/1/56), of Moorpark, was arrested on May 17, 2019. Drummond is charged with 12 felony counts including embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.

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May 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Brandon Scott Ellis (DOB 1/24/86), of Katy, Texas, pled guilty to second-degree murder for the killing of Douglas Blasher of Ventura and premeditated attempted murder for shooting Alexa Payne of Oxnard.

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May 16, 2019

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Henry Mata (DOB 6/13/1951), of Fillmore, was sentenced by Judge Anthony Sabo to the California Department of Corrections to 310 years to life.

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May 14, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Cameron Lykins (DOB 11-02-1995), of Ojai, was charged with murder and a special allegation that he used a sledgehammer in the killing of Houston Auer that occurred in Ojai on May 12, 2019.

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May 10, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Tyler Ostertag (DOB 10/16/94), of Camarillo, was sentenced to 72 years to life in prison by Judge Derek Malan.

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May 7, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Steve Adams, a.k.a. Tom Steve Adams (DOB 2/10/1974), of Santa Monica, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and placed on three years felony probation for his role in a scam that targeted an Oxnard donut shop.

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May 7, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Jessica Paniagua (DOB 01/14/1979), of Santa Paula, was sentenced yesterday to 40 months in jail.

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May 3, 2019

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Lenard Chester (DOB 04/22/61), incarcerated at the Department of State Hospitals-Coalinga, was charged with the murder of Sarah Leah Bullis, age 81, that occurred in Oxnard on December 1, 1980. 19-035 Chester (Keenan)

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May 1, 2019

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on April 29, 2019, Los Angeles County resident Andrew Levy (DOB 9/13/1958) pled guilty to two felony counts of Penal Code section 115, recording a false document. Levy also admitted a special allegation that his crimes caused a loss in excess of $200,000.

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April 30, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Mayra Alejandra Chavez (DOB 10/4/1991), of Oxnard, was sentenced to 37 years to life in prison by Judge Derek Malan.

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