Six men who were arrested in Grass Valley last year in connection with the death of 36-year-old Shanta Olsen — one of whom faces a murder charge — have been indicted by a grand jury for multiple felonies, prosecutors say.
The six men, five of whom are from Dallas, Texas, were arrested in November 2020 for the fatal shooting of Olsen, a Nevada County woman authorities say was shot in the head after a drug deal gone wrong. They have now all been charged with one conspiracy count of transporting marijuana, one count of theft with false pretenses, and are being collectively charged with discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, according to the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office.
Gang enhancement charges have also been attached to the marijuana and theft charges, court documents show.
The defendants named in the grand jury’s indictment are Dakari Mondell Harris, 22, of Shreveport, Louisiana; Trey Rondal Richard, 23; Devon Deontae Jennings, 21; William Rynell Levise, 31; Ronney Turner, 31; and Laderrick Timothy Wynn, 20. All six defendants have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Richard is facing additional charges of murder and a personal use of a firearm enhancement count, as prosecutors are alleging that Richard was the one who pulled the trigger in the shooting of Olsen. He has been held in the Nevada County Jail without bail since his arrest, records show.
Under the terms of the indictment, released Friday afternoon, all of the men must appear in court for an arraignment on June 7, and will subsequently be held in custody without bail, according to Assistant District Attorney Chris Walsh. If any of the defendants, who are all currently out of state after making bail (with the