Santa Cruz party bus owner facing manslaughter charges
The owner of the "Party Bus of Santa Cruz" faces manslaughter charges in a 25-year-old woman's fatal fall from the company bus a year ago.
The case involves a fight that broke on on the bus in July between 25-year-old Natasha Noland and a Felton woman.
Noland ended up tumbling out of the bus's front door and ended up underneath the bus which ran over her.
Deputy District Attorney Brian Welch tells KLIV Jon Reno St. James was charged with the death because of negligence in overseeing vehicle maintainence and ensuring customer safety. St. James will likely appear in court sometime next week.
If convicted, he could be given a maximum sentence of six years in state prison.