Press Release: People v. Ragan, Daniel Phillip, 8/12/09
August 12, 2009
Bradford R. Fenocchio
PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678
For Immediate Release
Date: August 12, 2009
Public Information Officer
Assistant District Attorney
MAN WITH TWO PRIOR STRIKES COULD FACE MORE THAN 200 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER CONVICTION BY JURY
A 38-year-old Roseville man with two felony strikes could be sentenced to more than 200 years in state prison after a jury convicted him Tuesday of 13 charges that included a variety of drug counts and illegal possession of weapons.
Daniel Phillip Ragan, 38, was found guilty on 13 of the 17 counts alleged against him by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office.
Superior Court Judge Charles Wachob scheduled Ragan’s sentencing for October 14.
Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Macumber said the jury convicted Ragan on eight felony counts, each of which carries a potential maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.
The jury also found that two special allegations that Ragan committed a felony while out on bail were true, and the defendant admitted that he had two prior strikes and had served two prior prison terms.
Those allegations and admissions could enhance the term of his potential prison sentence.
Ragan, who served prison terms for voluntary manslaughter with use of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm and attempted car burglary, was arrested for possession of drugs on August 1, 2007.
Later that month while out on bail, he was rearrested after law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant and found drugs and weapons in his home.
After meeting bail, Ragan was arrested again on September 14, 2007, following a traffic stop. Officers said he was driving under the influence of drugs and that drugs were found in the vehicle.
The jury deliberated three days in the two-week trial before returning the guilty verdicts on charges that included possession and transportation of drugs, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of metal knuckles and maintaining a place where drugs were being used.