Warrant issued for Olivehurst man
For the third time in three months, Yuba County authorities are looking for Daniel Aaron Rowden.
Judge Stephen W. Berrier issued a $155,000 warrant for Rowden's arrest on Wednesday after the Olivehurst man failed to appear for his court hearing on unrelated carjacking, drug, evasion and unlawful sex charges.
"We've had no contact with Mr. Rowden," defense attorney Chris Pallone told the judge.
Rowden, 25, was arrested Oct. 20 after a day-long pursuit that ended when sheriff's deputies found him hiding and crying in an Olivehurst trash bin.
The Olivehurst man landed behind bars again on Nov. 7 after Yuba County sheriff's deputies said he was sleeping with a 17-year-old girl. Shiloh Sorbello, deputy Yuba County district attorney, said prosecutors would dismiss an allegation related to fathering a child with a minor.
"But, that's not (Rowden's) most significant concern right now," Sorbello said.
Deputies also found small amounts of heroin and methamphetamine when they arrested Rowden in November on Feather River Boulevard. Rowden posted a $41,000 bail bond and was released. If convicted on all charges, prosecutors said, Rowden could be sentenced to more than 11 years in state prison.
He has an extensive criminal history in Yuba County, mostly involving petty theft and drug charges.
Rowden has been on parole since 2008 when he pleaded no contest to stealing a car, according to court records.
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