Just before Alan David Tikal was slapped with a 24-year federal prison sentence on Thursday, prosecutors and a judge reflected on some of his more than 1,000 victims throughout the United States who lost $5.8 million.
Prosecutors on Wednesday filed felony charges against the two men accused of shooting a Merced police officer last weekend. Jaime M. Caudillo of Los Banos and Steven P. Rincon of Fresno face possible life sentences in prison if convicted.
A veteran Merced County correctional officer is accused of sexually touching three women – an inmate and two Sheriff’s Department employees, according to criminal charges filed by the District Attorney’s Office.
A man accused of shooting a Merced police officer over the weekend had been wanted by law enforcement in Merced County since December, when he failed to appear in court on a suspected probation violation, the Sun-Star has confirmed.
A city police officer shot over the weekend in a gunfight with a suspected gang member has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home with his family, the Merced police chief said Sunday in a news conference.