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Grass Valley Man Pleads To Back-the-Blue Shootings

A local man who was facing trial has instead pleaded no contest, regarding a driveby shooting that occurred in Grass Valley in the summer of 2020. 23-year-old Jace Manoguerra had originally faced four felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon. But Nevada County District Attorney Jesse Wilson says Manoguerra, instead, pleaded to one felony of assault by means likely to result in great bodily injury…

click to listen to Jesse Wilson

It was a Back-the-Blue rally in August of that year, amid a season of nationwide demonstrations linked to officer-involved shooting deaths, including African-Americans. Wilson says Manoguerra faces a sentence of probation with possible county jail time of up to a year…

click to listen to Jace Manoguerra

Sentencing is scheduled for April 15th. The shooting was also caught on cell phone footage taken by several people. The incident occurred the day before violence broke out at a Black Lives Matter rally in Nevada City. The cases against the three men who were arrested for attacking demonstrators there have also been resolved.

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