By Scott Alonso, PIO, Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney
Last week, defendant Donald Kelly of Bay Point (date of birth October 31, 1980) was found guilty of attempted criminal threats, a felony, and brandishing a replica firearm, a misdemeanor, against a female victim. Kelly faces up to three years in state prison for the attempted criminal threats conviction.
On March 2, 2021, the victim was in a car outside an apartment complex on the corner of Belle Monte Ave and Willow Pass Road in Bay Point. The defendant appeared outside the victim’s car and held what appeared to be a semi-automatic firearm and pointed it at the victim’s head. Kelly yelled at the victim and stated, “This is a real gun.” Another witness who observed the interaction between Kelly and the victim heard Kelly also yell that he was going to shoot the victim. Kelly fled the scene after the victim called 911. He was detained shortly after he left the scene. When Kelly was detained, deputies located a replica Sig Sauer P226 firearm.
Deputy District Attorney Haleigh Parkinson prosecuted the case on behalf of the People. The defendant will be sentenced on September 17 before the Honorable Wade Rhyne. The case was investigated by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. The DA’s Office originally filed criminal charges against Kelly in March of this year.
Case information: People v. Donald Kelly, Docket Number 04-201411-6.