Pollock Pines Man Guilty of Resisting Peace Officer and Harboring a Fugitive

Posted: May 18, 2018

On May 16, 2018, a jury found Barry Allen Cornelius, age 60, guilty of resisting a peace officer in the performance of his duties and guilty of accessory after the fact, both misdemeanors.  


On January 30, 2018, California Department of Corrections Agents Hoang and Nakamura received a tip that Colin Bowers, a wanted parolee, was hiding at Cornelius' home in Pollock Pines. The agents went to the house, identified themselves and knocked on the door many times. Eventually, Cornelius walked out of the house and Agent Hoang told him they were looking for a wanted fugitive named Colin Bowers. Cornelius denied that Bowers was in the house. 


The agents then split up; Agent Hoang watched the front of the house while Agent Nakamura watched the back. A short time later, Agent Nakamura saw three males exit the house, including the wanted parolee, Colin Bowers and defendant Cornelius.  Agent Nakamura detained Colin Bowers without incident. Agent Hoang attempted to detain Cornelius but he resisted by refusing verbal commands and physically pushing back at Agent Hoang.  Both agents were able to work together and eventually detained Cornelius.


The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Danielle Patrock and presided over by Judge Daniel B. Proud.  Cornelius will be sentenced on June 8, 2018.