Violent sexual predator to be released in East County

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People reacted angrily Friday in court after a judge ordered the conditional release of the “Bolder Than Most” rapist to a house in Jacumba Hot Springs.

The courtroom was filled with people opposed to the release of Alvin R. Quarles, now 56, who committed his crimes 30 years ago in San Diego.

Quarles will be released to 24-hour supervision by Liberty Healthcare Corporation on or about Nov. 23 to a house surrounded by a chain-link fence on a dirt road.

People reacted angrily Friday in court after a judge ordered the conditional release of the “Bolder Than Most” rapist to a house in Jacumba Hot Springs.

The courtroom was filled with people opposed to the release of Alvin R. Quarles, now 56, who committed his crimes 30 years ago in San Diego.

Quarles will be released to 24-hour supervision by Liberty Healthcare Corporation on or about Nov. 23 to a house surrounded by a chain-link fence on a dirt road.

“How can you allow that to happen?” asked a woman angrily to San Diego Superior Court Judge David Gill following his ruling in a 3-hour hearing Oct. 12.

“It’s not right,” yelled another woman.

Mary Taylor was raped by Quarles in 1988 and she told the judge “that night happened 30 years ago and I can feel like it happened last night.”

Taylor said her whole life changed that night and she became fearful to be out in public. She recalled Quarles broke into her home “with a knife in his hand and he said he would kill me and my roommate.”

Gill explained that Quarles had served 25 years of his 50-year term handed down in 1989 under a former law that gave him credit for half his sentence. Quarles is currently housed as a sexually violent predator (SVP) in the state psychiatric hospital in Coalinga. He was not present in court.

Gill said Quarles met the criteria for conditional release and had completed most of the mental health program. He has been diagnosed with sadism, voyeurism and anti-social personal disorder, according to the District Attorney’s office.

“The conditions are very rigorous,” said Gill, adding that Quarles will be with security personnel at all times.

Gill said he will not be permitted to leave the house without personnel and cannot drink alcohol. He will wear a GPS device at all times, and cannot have overnight guests, said Gill.

Quarles pleaded guilty to committing four rapes at knifepoint, two robberies, and six burglaries to 14 adult females. He sexually assaulted women while their boyfriends or husbands were also in the residence.

“He’s served the maximum sentence under the (1989) law,” said J. David Forester, regional coordinator for Liberty Healthcare.

Hit and run driver found hiding in mobile home

Bail was set at $150,000 Oct. 10 for an alleged hit-and-run driver who seriously injured an El Cajon boy on his bicycle on his way to school and fled the scene.

Courtney Jo Webber, 25, pleaded not guilty before El Cajon Superior Court Judge Jeff Fraser to charges involving the Oct. 4 incident at 7:30 a.m. at West Main Street and Sunshine Avenue in El Cajon.

The boy was rushed to a hospital for serious head injuries. The driver took off, but photos of a blue Honda Fit that she was driving were posted online and someone alerted El Cajon Police where she was staying.

Officers showed up at a mobile home in Lakeside on a tip and found Webber hiding inside under a bed at 10:35 p.m. on Oct. 4.

Deputy District Attorney Agustin Pena said Webber is charged with hit and run, causing injury, driving on a suspended license, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and running a red light.

Pena said she faces three years in prison if convicted. Her license was suspended following a DUI conviction. A preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 23, and she remains in jail.

Woman to stand trial for El Cajon bus stop murder

A Jan. 15, 2019 trial date was set Oct. 10 for Alaya Michelle Jenkins, 24, who is accused of stabbing Leia Anderson, 34, to death at an El Cajon bus stop.

Jenkins waived her right to have a speedy trial in El Cajon Superior Court. The incident occurred Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at 100 W. Madison Avenue after Jenkins and her pet pit bull exited a vehicle and got into an argument with Anderson at the bus stop.

Jenkins allegedly produced a knife and stabbed Anderson several times. Judge Jeff Fraser ordered Jenkins to stand trial for murder at an Aug. 3 preliminary hearing.

Jenkins has pleaded not guilty and remains in jail without bail.

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