Fairfield man back in court after sixth arrest

By From page A4 | July 31, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Carlos G. Gonzalez has been arrested six times by Fairfield police since turning 18 three years ago.

Five of the arrests were for felonies and four of those involved violence. Gonzalez was in court Wednesday for a pair of probable cause hearings in which a neighbors described Gonzalez shooting at them, threatening, attacking and beating them.

Gonzalez’s first adult arrest was for carrying a loaded and concealed gun. Prosecutors made a plea deal with him, reducing the felony to a misdemeanor and putting him on probation, which he violated repeatedly and judges repeatedly put him back on probation.

Gonzalez’s second and third arrests, for felony child abuse and felony battery, were dealt with in similar fashion – with prosecutors agreeing to reduce the charges to misdemeanors, followed by judges placing him back on probation. A 2014 misdemeanor vandalism arrest, occurring a few days before the most-recent alleged crimes, is still unresolved.

Gonzalez’s most-recent felony charges arose from alleged violent outbursts during two consecutive days in February. During the probable cause hearings, a neighbor described a gun-toting Gonzalez kicking in a back door of his Empire Street home with two other men who then rifled the home before fleeing. The violent burglary was allegedly followed by Gonzalez trying to run down the neighbor with a getaway car on a nearby yard where the neighbor had tried to run to safety from his house.

The previous night, another neighbor testified, she had been awakened by Gonzalez hitting her in the head with a gun and threatening her, before fleeing her Indiana Street home with her purse. She ran to a nearby gas station and was later treated at a nearby hospital for a serious head wound.

Judge Robert C. Fracchia ordered Gonzalez, now 21, to stand trial on burglary, assault, robbery and related charges. Gonzalez is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 13 on his newest charges.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • ispkmymindJuly 31, 2014 - 12:09 am

    Wth is wrong with the judge? This is exactly why Fairfield has so many criminals. they can get away with ANYTHING! How stupid to think probation is going to teach him a lesson and then to continue to give him the same punishment is a freakin joke! Smdh

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  • JakeJuly 31, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    I know this man didn't beat his kids or any of these so called accusations Carlos is a good man none of u even know him we'll enough to say any of the things ur saying

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  • rahJuly 31, 2014 - 4:22 am

    He will get another plea deal again back on the streets.

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  • 2realJuly 31, 2014 - 5:15 am

    6 times in 3 years says it all. He shoulda been locked up for the first crime then the next 5 arrests wouldnt have happened.

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  • robbieJuly 31, 2014 - 5:53 am

    I'm sorry but that is I'm sorry but that is utterly appalling that he got off so lightly for the felony child abuse. What is wrong here? Who is protecting our children, they count on us & the system lets them down.

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  • ThemisJuly 31, 2014 - 6:00 am

    What?! Felony child abuse?! waking a woman and assaulting her?! All before 21? This man (and I use the term loosely because no real man beats children and women) needs to be locked up for a good long time. I am sick of the DA being more concerned about conviction statistics than the safety of our city. They have pending cases with several serious felonies and plead them down to the least serious charge, an offer too good for these criminals to refuse. The crimes involving injuries to children and victims are the ones pled out. The statistic are good for political aspirations but bad for our city. Disgusting!

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  • KatJuly 31, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    Robbie, Themis and whoever else that wants to make an uninformed judgement and then post it on here for all the world to see...before you decide to condemn someone maybe you should find out the facts first. Carlos may have been charged with "Felony Child Abuse" but let me tell you something, HE WAS NEVER CONVICTED OF THIS! So before you go running your chops, make sure you know what you are talking about. I've known Carlos since he was in grade school. He is a loving father and would never lay a hand on his children or anyone else's. Yeah, he has made mistakes and has done some terrible things but child abuse is NOT one of them. The article that you have just read are "half-truths" and like Ms. Olivia said, the so called "victims" are convicted criminals themselves.

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  • Who ya gonna blame?July 31, 2014 - 6:28 am

    We are forced to live in fear of these repeat offenders thanks to the constant plea deals & lowered charges by Judges & prosecutors. These thugs know they can get away with it with little to no consequences. One can only guess when & how this loser started his "career", what he did as a juvenile. We have a lot of property crimes in Fairfield, such a residential burglaries that our local police do nothing about. Many happening over & over again in the same areas. A lot of these are committed by the same juveniles or young adults. They keep committing these crimes because they know they can get away with them. We have an underperforming police department & a non-performing criminal justice system. It's not safe in this town any more. Think it's time to get out of Dodge.

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  • LarryJuly 31, 2014 - 6:28 am

    if this case would have involved a animal he would have been sent to jail on the first felony. Judges love their pets.

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  • CD BrooksJuly 31, 2014 - 7:42 am

    PD can only do so much. This kid is incorrigible, that should have been obvious about his third arrest. Lock his butt up for 20 years.

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  • Not getting our "Bang for the Buck"!July 31, 2014 - 10:12 am

    Or PD can do as little as they can get away with. It's a matter of one’s perspective, experience & point of view.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 31, 2014 - 8:12 am

    If the judge cuts him loose again, that judge should be removed from the bench immediately. If this thug hurts someone after being cut loose yet again, the judge should face criminal prosecution. What is wrong with this picture? Thanks, DR, for shedding some light on a sad situation.

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  • JazzAzzJuly 31, 2014 - 8:29 am

    Exactly CD & Mr. Smith>>What is wrong with this screwed up court system?? This guy should have been UNDER the jail by now, which is more proof that vigilantes are need in this area>>>NOW, Charles Bronson types, or off duty cops that know how to GET ER DONE. These Judges need to come under a review board and removed from the bench, or recalled. Any idea folks how to get that done???

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  • BJuly 31, 2014 - 8:27 am

    A rope and a kick of the chair will do the trick. No need to waste resources on trash like this.

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  • JazzAzzJuly 31, 2014 - 8:31 am

    My sentiments exactly, vigilante justice, since the revolving door of Solano County courts can't get us JUSTICE!!!!!!!!

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  • BJuly 31, 2014 - 11:50 am

    Old school on the justice system would do a world of good. Its sickening what people are allowed to do these days and the slaps on the wrists in return.

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  • oliviaJuly 31, 2014 - 12:16 pm

    Hello im carlos Gonzales wife.olivia please do not listen to this artical for there is two sides to every story my husband is a very likeable man me and his kids miss him dearly we need him all of the people in his cases areall know criminals as well n been convicted on them.theses are lies based on ffpd dpt as well this world is made of siners and we are all not perfect there is evil people and evil police god bless thie qho.are hungry and poor lord please hear those who are lost I know god ghat you are with.us and I.just lift you.lord and bow to your feet for you are all I need in my life god my precious lord of lords & king of kings thank you Jesus protect carlis from the enemies you.know father wats in his heart and wat he thinks in jesus name amen

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 31, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    There you have it, folks. There are no guilty men in prison--only innocent, god-fearing unfortunate souls. Even the ones who don't overtly damage society, presumably like this poor woman, think like this. Enabling and supportive, they live in a fantasy world along side these habitual criminals, and keep them engaged in their antisocial endeavors far longer than they should have been allowed. Then the criminal face judges like this Fracchia. Over and over again. The rats are winning, folks. Especially here in Solano County.

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  • Olivia P GonzalezJuly 31, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Father god please protect my husband carlos form the enemies lord you know what is in his heart lord we bow at your feet and surrender our lifes to you Lord of lords king of kings you are holly you are trustworthy your light shines greater and bigger then all you will save us thank you Jesus we love you deeply in jesus name amen

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  • rhcJuly 31, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    THATS RIGHT!!!!!! HE'S A NICE GUY !!!!!!!!!!! LFMAO.

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  • PrivateAugust 01, 2014 - 12:05 am

    Olivia you shouldnt even have kids in the first place you have no job don't even bother looking for one you live of the government and all you do is drugs low life in other hands and your dead beat baby daddy is no better

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  • truth'nJuly 31, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Anchor Baby? Uninvited illegal? Citizen? We've let so many criminals across our borders we need to keep track of just how far back the criminal activity goes. Judges = Criminals with Robes.

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  • truth'nJuly 31, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    Judge:FRACCHIA, ROBERT C. .. Attorney: Leslie Prince, Case ID: FCR300594 - People vs. CARLOS GERARDO GONZALEZ ***FCR292081 - People vs. CARLOS GERARDO GONZALEZ ..INTENT NOT TO PROSECUTE-FELONY***FCR297608 - People vs. CARLOS GERARDO GONZALEZ ...Leslie Prince is his attorney again... FCR306797 - People vs. CARLOS GERARDO GONZALEZ - Monday , April 14th, 2014 ** FCR306796 - People vs. CARLOS GERARDO GONZALEZ ***FCR305738 - People vs. CARLOS GERARDO GONZALEZ *** FCR289406 - People vs. CARLOS GERARDO GONZALEZ , Leslie Prince again..

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  • mariciaJuly 31, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    Carlos Gonzalez is a good man everyone is quick to judge. All you guy's see is police reports and newspapers. Majority of the time they don't know what's half of going on.!! he's A good father and deserves another chance to be out here with his kids he never I once abused them. .

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  • [email protected]July 31, 2014 - 9:07 pm

    Yea hes. Real nice guy..lol he is a dirtbag who belongs in jail probably not working out on the streets

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 31, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    I rest my case. Olivia and Marical. Probably very good people. Supporting, defending and enabling an obvious sociopath. This is the unindicted societal layer of protection for these thugs in our community. And they don't even realize it, for the most part. We see it over and over again on this comment board. Sad. For all of us.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 31, 2014 - 9:47 pm


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  • IspeakmymindtooAugust 01, 2014 - 9:35 am

    Mr. Smith...An obvious sociopath? Really? All you know about Mr. Gonzalez is what you have read in the paper which is "half truths" and here say. And you already condemn him to be a child/spouse abuser; a low life criminal and obvious sociopath? How ignorant is that? Did the writer of this article neglect to mention that the so called "victims" are convicted criminals themselves? For all we know they probably smoked dope together before the so called crime took place!!! And how silly is this...The child abuse charge is a joke within itself...Get the facts before you all run your chops.

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