Orange Superior criminal judge Jeffrey Ferguson was arrested Aug. 3 under an accusation of killing his wife. He was released from the Intake Release Center Aug. 4. Jail records show the bond being $0.
The arrest was made under Penal Code 187, which defines murder. Formal charges have not been filed in Orange.
Follow Our Courts reached out to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the California Attorney General’s Office for comment on the case’s potential prosecution. Contact information for Ferguson could not be found.
Ferguson won election to the judgeship in the June 2014 election with 62% of the votes. He ran against Commissioner Carmen Leuge. Ferguson