Re: Calvin Davis Denied Early Release
Sonora, California –– Tuolumne County District Attorney Laura Krieg announced today that Calvin Davis was denied early release from prison following a 2014 felony conviction. The defendant was convicted of conspiracy, five counts of second degree commercial burglary, two counts of identity theft, first degree residential burglary. The defendant also had previous convictions for a serious or violent felony and had served time in prison before. Mr. Davis was sentenced to a total term of 15 years and 8 months in prison.
In November 2016, Proposition 57 was passed by the voters in California which allows “non-violent” offenders (or offenders who are not currently serving a term for a “violent” offense) to be considered for parole after they have only served the term of their primary offense. In July 2017, the Board of Parole Hearings notified the District Attorney that Mr. Davis was being considered for early release. The District Attorney responded with a letter detailing Mr. Davis’ criminal history and the details of his subject offenses, citing that he posed an unreasonable risk of danger to the public. This week, the Board of Parole Hearings denied early release and cited the District Attorney’s letter in support of its decision.
On September 21, 2013, a victim reported that his Lowe’s credit card had been fraudulently used seven times for a total of $3,268.42. A review of surveillance footage showed all seven transactions involving three different suspects. A Lowe’s employee, suspicious of the transactions, followed the suspects to a vehicle, which was later determined to be stolen. Mr. Davis was the driver.
Two days before Thanksgiving, on November 26, 2013, a victim heard his dogs barking in the early morning. He went to check on them, when he saw a pickup near his shop that was loaded with his motorcycles and other property. He saw Mr. Davis driving away in the truck with his property. Mr. Davis was contacted the next day by the investigating officer during a traffic stop. In the vehicle, deputies discovered the victim’s stolen property, which included items that were taken from inside the victim’s residence and shop.
Mr. Davis has a long criminal history and has spent a substantial period of his adult life incarcerated with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The defendant has two prior strike convictions, including for vehicular manslaughter and hit and run causing great bodily injury.
The District Attorney’s Office would like to thank the Board of Parole Hearings for considering its opposition to Mr. Davis’ early release. The letter opposing early release was authored by Deputy District Attorney Cassandra Jenecke.
For More Information Contact:
Cassandra Jenecke - Deputy District Attorney
Phone: (209) 588-5450