CA Department of Justice

California Department of Justice Takes Over

Rick Tracewell

With so much local conflict of interest and the fact that the police chief from the neighboring town was involved, Yuba City PD wisely calls in the state DOJ which is the lead on this case – even in 2021. They arrived on the scene the same morning of Sara’s death and spent 12-14 hours inside the Easton home.

Rideout Hospital

Sara Passes

Rick Tracewell

Sara was taken to Rideout Memorial Hospital (now Rideout Regional Medical Center) in neighboring Marysville. She was pronounced dead at 5:14am.

Aaron Confesses His Infidelities

Rick Tracewell

In 2008, while living in this home, Aaron reportedly confesses to Sara that he has had multiple affairs and casual sex throughout their marriage.

Sara and Aaron Marry

Sara and Aaron Marry

Rick Tracewell

In 1999, a 16-year old Sara marries Aaron Easton in Reno, NV. There’s an unsubstantiated rumor that Aaron’s parents forged Sara’s parent’s signatures on the legal document allowing the underage Sara to get married.

Colusa County

Police Call Colusa County for Warrant

Rick Tracewell

Yuba City Police are forced to call a third DA. They call Colusa County DA John Poyner who authorizes the needed warrants to enter the Easton home.

Yuba County

Police Call Yuba County for Warrant

Rick Tracewell

After striking out with Sutter County, Yuba City Police call neighboring Yuba County to request the DA to give them a warrant to enter the Easton home. The Yuba County DA’s office also has to recuse themselves because Sutter County DA Amanda Hopper’s father Steve Jones works in their office.

Sutter County

Police Call Sutter County for Warrant

Rick Tracewell

After reportedly being refused entry into the Easton home without a proper warrant, Yuba City Police call the Sutter County District Attorney’s office for a warrant. They are told that the DA’s office was recusing themselves because of the possible conflict of interest pertaining to the relationship between DA Amanda Hopper and Marysville police chief Aaron Easton.

Yuba City Police

Yuba City Police Arrive

Rick Tracewell

According to reports, Yuba City Police Officers arrive (it is unclear if they were called directly or if 911 was called) and are reportedly told by either Aaron Easton or Jason Garringer that they would need a warrant to enter the home.

Jason Garringer

Aaron Calls Officer Garringer

Rick Tracewell

After calling the Hoppers, Aaron allegedly calls a Marysville police officer in his employ, Jason Garringer. Garringer reportedly went to the Easton home and was there for an undetermined amount of time before 911 was called.

Brian and Amanda Hopper

Aaron Calls The Hoppers

Rick Tracewell

Before Sara’s husband Aaron Easton (who was the current Marysville, CA police chief) called 911, he allegedly called his former partner (Yuba County Sheriff) Brian Hopper and his wife Amanda (who was/is the current Sutter County District Attorney), asking them to come over to the house (the Hoppers used to live next door). They refuse.