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Alleged extortion case continues in court

By: Bridget Jones, Journal Staff Writer
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A Rocklin man charged with extortion and impersonating a police officer is facing his next court date this week. Auburn Police officers arrested Chad Richard Mowry, 26, July 29. Mowry is charged with burglary, extortion, attempted extortion, attempted grand theft and impersonating a police officer, all felonies. Mowry is scheduled for an early status conference at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Auburn’s Placer County Jail courtroom. Timothy Balcom, Mowry’s attorney, said Wednesday none of the charges have been dismissed and no new charges have been added since the last court date. Balcom said he doesn’t expect any new developments Thursday, because he plans to have an attorney standing in for him while he attends another court appointment in Sacramento. Kyle Mowry, Chad Mowry’s brother, declined to comment about the case when the Journal contacted him Wednesday. Kyle Mowry said he hadn’t spoken to his brother. According to Detective Adam Cline, a second man, Anthony Fletcher, 25, of Rocklin, was arrested the same day as Chad Mowry for possession of drugs, but he is not involved in the extortion case. Cline said Wednesday Chad Mowry was a friend of Fletcher’s. Fletcher was a friend of an Auburn woman who was involved with male strippers. Chad Mowry approached the woman and told her he knew prostitution was going on in her home, and that, as a police officer, he could make any potential charges go away, Cline said. The Auburn woman has denied that any prostitution was going on and has not been arrested, Cline said. “She didn’t do anything wrong,” Cline said. Cline said Auburn Police has notified the District Attorney’s office of three other potential co-defendants in the case. “They were part of aiding him to complete the extortion,” Cline said. Cline could not release information about the three, because they were not arrested. The deputy district attorney on the case could not be reached as of press time Friday. Reach Bridget Jones at bridgetj@goldcountrymedia.com