Jury convicts Gress, sentencing Dec. 20

Brandon Michael Guess.

Brandon Michael Gress, 39 of Janesville, was convicted last week by a jury on one count of felony resisting arrest by force and two counts of misdemeanor resisting arrest, against deputy sheriffs who were responding to a disturbance in which Gress, an active parolee, was involved.

Resisting by force as a felony is punishable by 16 months, 2 years, 3 years in county jail, however, Gress has previously sustained a “strike” so his exposure is doubled (32 months, 4 years, or 6 years), and he will have to serve his sentence in state prison. The misdemeanor counts are punishable by up to 1 year each.

His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 20, 2022. We appreciate the jurors for their consideration and deliberation in this case; and the Lassen County Sheriffs Office for their participation in the successful prosecution. The case was tried by Deputy District Attorney Ross Helmbold.