Jury Convicts Two on Theft and Resisting Arrest

Lassen County’s DA office has updated the community on two prosecutions tried by jury at the Lassen Superior Courthouse.

Corey Jay Cutler was convicted by jury on November 28th for misdemeanor resisting arrest. While in jail, Cutler got into a fight with another inmate and refused orders to return to his cell, resulting in battery on a correctional deputy who had complaints of injury.

The District Attorney submitted the case to the jury for felony assault, yet the jury returned a verdict for misdemeanor resisting arrest.

And justice for Janesville victims of theft. A man accused of stealing motorcycles from the Janesville grade area has been convicted by jury (for the crimes). The Lassen County District’s attorney’s office says Jared Michael Washabaugh will be receiving sentencing in January for felony possession of the stolen property. The DA office said, “earlier this year, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office took a report of stolen motorcycles from a [home on the] Janesville Grade, that led deputies from the Lassen County Sheriff to believe Washabaugh was involved. With a search warrant in hand, deputies searched his property and found those very same motorcycles.

The DA thanked the jury, crime victims, and LCS deputies for participating in the prosecution. Deputy District Attorney Ross Helmbold tried the case against Washabaugh.