Santa Rosa, CA – June 8, 2016 – District Attorney Jill R. Ravitch has announced that defendant David Alan Marchant, 49-years-old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Judge Dana Simonds to 48 years plus 100 years-to-life in prison after having been convicted by a jury in March of this year for four completed and three
The crimes were committed during a week-long period in February of 2015. On March 29, 2016, after a hearing, the court determined that the defendant had previously been convicted of two prior “strike” offenses.
The current charges resulted from Marchant’s actions during a week in February 2015 when, fueled by methamphetamine, he entered four commercial establishments in Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa and attempted or completed robberies against seven separate victims who were working at the time.
During the sentencing hearing, all but one victim were present, and three chose to speak to the court or have a statement read by a victim advocate. Afterward, citing his 37-year-long criminal history, past treatment opportunities, and the seriousness of the current offenses, the court refused to grant Marchant’s
motion to dismiss his prior “strike” convictions, and sentenced him to the life term.
District Attorney Ravitch stated, “We are pleased that the court determined this defendant was a repeat and violent offender who deserves a lengthy period of incarceration as the only means to keep this community safe from him.”
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Jenica P. Leonard, and investigated by Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, headed by Sgt. Jeff Justice, and Santa Rosa Police Department, headed by Detective Timothy Hughes.