News Releases

April 22, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that the prosecution of David Michelson (DOB 02/07/47), of Newbury Park, ended due to Michelson’s death at a hospital in Los Angeles County on March 5, 2021.

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April 16, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jason Armenta (DOB 03/06/01), of Oxnard, has been charged with the murder of Cristobal Gonzalez, of Oxnard. The complaint charges one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Both charges include the special allegations that Armenta personally used a firearm in the commission of the crimes, and that the crimes were committed for the benefit of, or in association with, a criminal street gang.

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April 16, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Kyle Davis (DOB 08/16/85), of Thousand Oaks, has been charged with vandalism, assault, and hate crimes which occurred in September 2020 and April 2021.

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April 16, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that on April 15, 2021, Sheila Hernandez (DOB 12/08/77), of Oxnard, pled no contest to battery and a hate crime. Hernandez was sentenced to 12 months probation, 20 days jail, and 10 hours community service by Judge Gilbert Romero.

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April 16, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Tara Elaine Nykoluk (DOB 12/19/75), of Simi Valley, was convicted on three felony counts of embezzlement and forgery.

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April 14, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Angela Marie Barretto (DOB 12/04/80), of Ventura, was sentenced to 300 days in jail and placed on probation for two years.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

VENTURA, California – In 2010, Mr. Ignacio Ixta was convicted by a jury trial of attempted murder and related felony counts arising from a December 2009 shooting. In 2020, our Conviction Integrity Unit learned that four search warrants involving one of the prosecution’s key witnesses had not been provided to our office with Mr. Ixta’s case materials.

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April 9, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that James Wood (DOB 04/11/72), of Simi Valley, pled guilty to two felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud.

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April 9, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Adventist Health Physicians Network (“Adventist”), of Simi Valley, was ordered to pay $40,000 in civil penalties to the District Attorney’s Office as part of a civil privacy settlement.

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April 5, 2021

Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko has finalized his management team, filling two chief deputy positions with veteran prosecutors and naming a supervisor to oversee domestic violence crimes, a newly created position to bring greater attention and focus to intimate-partner violence.

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