Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney
June 01, 2021
Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Raymond Aubrey was sentenced today to serve one year in jail and was given a three-year formal probation term by Judge Kelly Neel after Aubrey pled guilty on May 5 to two felonies: attempted carjacking of a Eureka resident and battery on a peace officer with infliction of great bodily injury; and a misdemeanor battery charge.
The convictions stem from events of October 8, 2020, when Aubrey, while under the influence of methamphetamine, attempted to push the female driver of a van parked outside the Courthouse Market on 4th Street in Eureka. The passenger successfully thwarted his attempts and pulled Aubrey outside the van. Another citizen flagged down EPD Officer White, who was able to intervene as Aubrey made a second attempt to steal the van, during which Aubrey punched the driver twice in the face. After a brief struggle, Aubrey fled but was apprehended by officers. Aubrey violently resisted and bit Officer White’s right index finger causing significant injury.
Aubrey faced a maximum 9-year prison sentence and Deputy District Attorney Jessica Acosta argued he should be sent to prison for his violent crimes. Aubrey was represented by Deputy Public Defender Adrian Kamada.