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Medical pot dispensaries' owner pleads to federal charges

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Stockton man accused of selling marijuana at storefronts in Stockton and Sacramento under the guise of supplying marijuana for medical purposes has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on manufacturing and distribution charges.

Lynn Farrell Smith, 62, was a co-owner of Pathways Health Cooperative, and Port City Health and Wellness in Stockton; Central Valley Caregivers Cooperative just outside Stockton city limits; and MediZen, Sacramento Patients Group, Twelve Hour Care, River City Wellness all in Sacramento, per court records.

Smith also grew marijuana at a Stockton residence and an industrial warehouse to supply the stores, according to the plea agreement.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Smith and co-defendants made millions in revenue from the operations which falsely claimed compliance with California medical marijuana laws.

FBI offers $100K reward for tips on bank robber with assault rifle

SACRAMENTO, CA - The FBI hopes upping the ante for information leading to the conviction of an armed robber who shot and wounded a police officer and is suspected of committing three bank robberies, one of them in Vacaville, will create new leads to the man's identity.

Thursday, the reward for information on the so-called"AK-47 Bandit" was increased to $100,000, said FBI spokeswoman Gina Swankie.

The man robbed a bank in Chino in Southern California Feb. 29, 2012, and shot and wounded a patrolling police officer who arrived as the man was fleeing the bank, Swankie said.

Two weeks later, investigators believe the same man robbed a Bank of the West on the 1000 block of Helen Power Drive in Vacaville. That was March 12, 2012. They also think he is connected to an attempted robbery at Tri Counties Bank on the 1700 block of Challenge Way in Sacramento three days earlier.

Passenger found fatally shot in early morning crash

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sheriff's investigators say a young woman found dead with a gunshot wound in a car involved in a collision Saturday morning was an innocent victim.

The woman, identified by her father as 20-year-old Courtnee Davis, was a passenger in a two-car crash at 65th and S streets at approximately 3:15 a.m., according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Sacramento police initially responded to the 911 call and found Davis had been shot in the upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Davis was coming home from bowling, her father, Michael Davis, said in an exclusive interview with News10.

Sheriff's detectives took over when it was determined the car the victim was in had been shot at on Watt Avenue near the Alta-Arden expressway between 2:50 a.m. and 3 a.m.

Sacramento police pursuit ends in fatal crash

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A pursuit of a suspected car thief came to a violent conclusion when the fleeing driver went through a stop sign and was struck by another car around 12:37 p.m. Monday.

According to the Sacramento Police Department public information officer, the brief pursuit of the stolen Honda began at Las Palmas Avenue and Beldin Street and ended shortly after at the intersection of El Camino Avenue and Clay Street where the cars collided.

A police officer at the scene said the driver of the fleeing vehicle was killed in the collision. The police department said the driver was 21 years old.

Of the two people in the car that struck the Honda, one had minor injuries. Both adults were checked out by emergency medical responders, police said. 

D.A.: 5 sentenced in Arden gas station gang attack

SACRAMENTO, CA - More than four years after prosecutors say a man was viciously attacked at an Arden-area gas station, five men have been convicted and sentenced for their roles in the crime.

Santana Robinson was pumping gas at a Shell gas station on Arden Way across from Arden Fair Mall on Oct. 31, 2008, when he was approached by George and assaulted, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office. Christian was soon joined by Samuel Kemokai, Tommy Cornelius, Xavier Whitfield and Demetrius Royster in the attack.

Robinson was knocked unconscious. According to court records, Christian and Kemokai pistol-whipped Robinson as he lay on the ground. Cornelius picked through the victim's pockets, stealing several items and kicked him in the head.

Robinson suffered fractured bones in his head and face and lost teeth in the assault.

Sacramento police search for suspect in 2010 murder

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento police detectives believe a third individual wanted in connection to a deadly 2010 shooting is in the Sacramento area.

Altreon Capone Jordon, aka Al Capone Jordon, 25, is wanted in the Oct. 31, 2010 shooting of Stanley Lofton in his Harris Avenue apartment doorway, said Sgt. Andrew Pettit. Lofton was shot multiple times.

Two other suspects have been arrested.

Jordon is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on him was urged to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Teen's domestic violence arrest also lands 37-year-old boyfriend in custody

SACRAMENTO, CA - A police response to a domestic violence call on Cormorant Way Sunday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old girl for allegedly assaulting her 37-year-old boyfriend.

The teen, whose name was not released because of her age, was booked into Sacramento County juvenile hall.

The boyfriend, Kelvin Hunt, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor, according to the police report.

The pair have a 1-year-old child who was given to a relative to care for with the parents in custody.