News & Events

Date of Release: 20 June 2014

Date of Incident: 18 & 19 June 2014

Date of Original Crime: 16 February 2014

Subject: Homicide Arrest
18 June 2014, a Detective from the Sonora Police Department and a Sergeant from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department contacted Cheryl Lucero, 45 of Twain Harte, who was a person of interest in regards to the Ricky Roberts homicide investigation. Lucero was also an acquaintance of Roberts.

During their contact with Lucero, Lucero admitted to her involvement in the Roberts homicide. Following the interview with Lucero, she was arrested without incident and booked into the Tuolumne County Jail for homicide. Bail has been set at one million dollars.

19 June 2014, a search warrant was acquired and served at Lucero’s residence in Twain Harte, where items of evidence were seized. These items have been submitted to the California Department of Justice Lab in Ripon for forensic analysis.

Because this is an ongoing and sensitive investigation, no further information is being released at this time.