Jury convicts Westwood man of burglary, assault and more

Kenneth Hardison Brown, 34, of Westwood was convicted after a jury trial Thursday, July 7, on charges of residential burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, as well as allegations of inflicting great bodily injury and committing a crime while out on bail for other felonies. These are violent felonies which makes them “strikes” under the law. The jury hung on a charge of attempted murder, and acquitted Brown on a charge of robbery. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 6.

We thank the crime victims for their willingness to engage with our victim advocates and participate by coming to court and telling their stories. We also thank and appreciate the jurors for spending three days of their time listening to the evidence presented. This case was investigated by the Lassen County Sheriff with assistance by District Attorney Investigations. DDA Ross Helmbold was the prosecutor assigned to the case.