Press Release: People v. Ragan, Daniel Phillip, 8/12/09
August 12, 2009
Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
, California 95678
For Immediate Release
Date: August 12,
Public Information Officer
Assistant District Attorney
MAN WITH TWO PRIOR STRIKES
COULD FACE MORE
THAN 200 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER
CONVICTION BY JURY
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
Superior Court Judge Charles Wachob scheduled Ragan’s
sentencing for Oct. 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
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
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 Aug. 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 Sept. 14, 2007,
following a traffic stop. Officers said he was driving under the
influence of drugs and that drugs were found in 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.