A Lakeside woman has pleaded guilty to hit-and-run and causing permanent injury to a 9-year-old boy who was struck on his bicycle in El Cajon.
Courtney Joy Webber, 25, also pleaded guilty to running a red light while driving with a suspended license in the Oct. 4, 2018 incident at the intersection of West Main Street and Sunshine Avenue.
Deputy District Attorney Agustin Pena said Webber faces up to four years in prison when she is sentenced on April 25 in El Cajon Superior Court. She also pleaded guilty to possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
Pena said the victim is recovering and has returned to school. The boy was struck at 11:45 a.m. by Webber driving a blue Honda Fit which did not stop.
The boy was knocked unconscious and transported to a hospital with serious head injuries, police said.
Video surveillance footage helped lead El Cajon Police to arrest Webber following a tip from the public after the footage was released. She was found in a mobile home and hiding under a bed.
Webber remains in the Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility on $55,000 bail.
Parolee to stand trial for stabbing
On April 3, a judge ordered a man to stand trial for stabbing a male customer who came to the aid of a female customer who was punched in the face at a Spring Valley convenience store.
The preliminary hearing for Roberto Felipe Inchaurregui III, 28, of Spring Valley, was conducted by El Cajon Superior Court Judge Evan Kirvin.
Inchaurregui was ordered to stand trial for assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury to the male customer who was stabbed in the hip. He was also held to answer for misdemeanor battery.
The incident took place Feb. 2 at the ARCO AM/PM Mini Mart at 8659 Jamacha Road. Inchaurregui was arrested at his parole agent’s office on Feb. 8.
Deputy District Attorney Christopher Mancilla said Inchaurregui will get a trial date set on April 17.
The sheriff’s department said there was some evidence obtained following a search warrant at his home on Canyon Road in Spring Valley. He remains in jail on $150,000 bail, and he has pleaded not guilty.
Preliminary hearing set for accused murder
An Aug. 21 preliminary hearing was set April 4 for a La Mesa man accused of fatally shooting a Santee man on March 21.
Carlos Deandre Davis, 22, waived his right to have a speedy preliminary hearing involving the murder of Carlo Avila, 27, who was found in an alley at 1:21 a.m. behind 8914 Delrose Avenue in Spring Valley.
Avila was pronounced deceased at the scene. Davis was arrested by members of the San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Someone called 911 to the sheriff’s department after they said they heard gunshots. Deputies searched the area and found Avila unresponsive.
Davis has pleaded not guilty and remains in the George Bailey Detention Facility without bail.
Car driver sentenced for assault and robbery
The driver of a car which deliberately drove on a sidewalk and struck a man in El Cajon has been sentenced to eight years in state prison.
David William Dunkel, 38, of Lakeside, was given the term by El Cajon Superior Court Judge Daniel Lamborn for the assault on Chad Pierson on June 2, 2018 in the area of East Madison and North First Street.
Dunkel pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon upon Pierson and Maria Schutt, and robbery of Justin Trias, according to court records.
The case against Michelle Louise Bergen, 29, of Lakeside, was reduced to a misdemeanor battery upon Trias. Bergen was in the car with Dunkel, but she got out and ran after Schutt who was walking with Pierson.
Bergen was given credit for serving 160 days in jail and placed on three years probation. She was fined $280.
Piersen was hospitalized with moderate injuries.
Dunkel had been charged with attempted murder, but that was dropped when he pleaded guilty to two assaults and robbery. He was given credit for serving 293 days in jail and fined $2,764, court records show.
Source: East County Californian