Briefs: Forbestown manslaughter suspect turns self in
A Forbestown man wanted on a manslaughter charge turned himself in Saturday afternoon and was booked into the Yuba County Jail.
Haley M. Wike was booked around 3 p.m. on $100,000 bail.
Wike, 27, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault — both felonies — in connection with the death in September of Louis Pacini of Stockton. The Yuba County District Attorney's Office filed charges Thursday.
Prosecutors said Wike punched Pacini in the face Sept. 15 at the Willow Glen Cafe in Oregon House after Pacini made a derogatory remark toward Wike. Pacini was knocked to the ground and struck his head, authorities said.
Investigators said Pacini did not throw any punches.
Pacini was in a coma and suffered significant brain swelling before he died from blunt-force trauma 10 days later at Rideout Regional Medical Center in Marysville, according to the Coroner's Office.
Car wash fundraiser for deputy's kin today in Yuba City
A fundraising car wash is scheduled today for the family of Rory Roguski, a Sutter County deputy sheriff who was killed last week in a car wreck.
Roguski, 25, died late Wednesday after the car he was riding in crashed into a rock wall on Highway 20 near Smartsville.
Family and friends will be washing cars beginning at 11 a.m. at the 76 station at Colusa Avenue and Plumas Street in Yuba City. Organizers said they'll be on hand most of the day.
All of the proceeds will go to Roguski's family for funeral-related expenses.
For more information or to make a donation to the family, call 674-8333.
Benefit fun run slated Saturday at River Valley
The fifth annual Turkey Trot 5K fun run, to benefit Hands of Hope, is scheduled at 8 a.m. Saturday. The race is at River Valley High School, 801 El Margarita Road, Yuba City.
Fees are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Registration includes a T-shirt and pancake breakfast.
Hands of Hope assists homeless in Yuba-Sutter.
For more information, call Hands of Hope at 755-3491, Pam Clifton at 218-4536, or Sue Davey at 301-0262.