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2020 > July

District Attorney Dan Dow Answers Tribune Questions about Not Prosecuting Singing
Date: 7/31/2020 2:43:21 PM
​District Attorney Dan Dow responds to the San Luis Obispo Tribune newspaper after they questioned him about why he issued a declaration that he would not prosecute people for singing in houses of worship. The written questions and District Attorney Dow’s answers will be posted here as well.
Morro Bay Man Sentenced to State Prison for Manslaughter
Date: 7/30/2020 4:21:30 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Sean Christopher Maneely (53) has been sentenced to six years in state prison for the stabbing death of Andrew Ignatius McTaggart, which took place on January 25, 2020 in the city of Morro Bay.
7 Men Charged with Solicitation During Anti-Human Trafficking Operation
Date: 7/17/2020 6:05:07 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that charges have been filed against seven individuals for solicitation of prostitution. The charges stem from Operation Reclaim and Rebuild conducted in January when the San Luis Obispo County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force participated in the statewide operation.
Murder Charges Filed Against Nicholas C Ron for Murdering Trevon Perry of Paso Robles
Date: 7/1/2020 6:14:50 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Nicholas Christopher Ron, Jr. (23) of Paso Robles has been charged with murder for the shooting death of Trevon Perry (27), after a three-month missing person investigation by Paso Robles Police Department and the District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation.
Release of 8,000 Serious Offenders from Prisons Puts Victims at Risk
Date: 7/10/2020 4:52:41 PM
Career criminals, those serving sentences for serious crimes, and individuals with prior convictions for violent offenses will likely be released early. In addition, prisoners with prior convictions of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking for labor which are not classified as 'violent' may be among those released early.
Oceano Man Convicted in First San Luis Obispo County Jury Trial Since Beginning of Pandemic
Date: 7/15/2020 4:33:40 PM
In the first jury trial since the coronavirus pandemic began, a San Luis Obispo County jury found David Carl Angello, Jr. (42) guilty of two counts of deterring a peace officer by threat of force and two counts of criminal threats. The jury also found true that Mr. Angello personally used a deadly or dangerous weapon while deterring peace officers. All counts are felonies.
Statement to the community regarding the arrests of Ms. Tianna Arata and Mr. Elias Bautista
Date: 7/24/2020 6:23:37 PM
I know that many in our community are very interested in this situation. At this time, I would like to respectfully ask all who are concerned to please be patient and allow us to complete our duty in a fair, thoughtful, and thorough manner. Our obligation is to be objective and to not make charging decisions on the basis of public opinion.