SOLANO, SOUNTY, CA – A Solano County Superior Court judge has issued a bench warrant for a 32-year-old Solano parolee charged in connection to an early February standoff with Vacaville police because the defendant missed a March court appearance.
A judge issues a bench warrant when a defendant violates the rules of the court, most often when the defendant fails to show up for a scheduled court appearance. Once a bench warrant is issued, however, police can treat it like any other arrest warrant and use it to bring the defendant back in front of a judge.Judge William J. Pendergast made the decision when Robbie Joseph Lujan failed to show for an 8:30 a.m. March 23 pretrial conference in Department 11 in the Justice Center in Fairfield.
Court records indicate Lujan is charged with two misdemeanor counts of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer or emergency medical technician during a Feb. 4 standoff with police.
The Solano County District Attorney’s complaint, filed Feb. 8, indicates that Lujan allegedly willfully obstructed officers Jesse Outly and Erik Griffieth during the incident.
Lujan is represented by Fairfield criminal defense attorney Sal Giambona, who, by press time Tuesday, did not respond to The Reporter’s request for comment about the matter.