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Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo emerged from seclusion Thursday and walked into a courtroom, red-eyed and ashen-faced, for his first public appearance since his weekend arrest on suspicion of prowling and burglary.

In a brief hearing, prosecutors requested more time to determine what, if any, charges should be filed against the two-term supervisor.

"There is not going to be a complaint filed today, your honor," prosecutor Cody Hunt, a Napa County deputy district attorney handling the case, told the court.

Judge Gary Medvigy agreed to postpone Carrillo's arraignment until Aug. 30, a date mutually acceptable to both Hunt and Carrillo's defense attorney, Chris Andrian.

Just a week ago, Carrillo, 32, a rising Latino star in the Democratic Party, was on the short list of those considering a shot at the state Legislature next year.

On Thursday morning, the gregarious politician cut a somber figure in Sonoma County Superior Court.

He uttered few words outside of those he shared with his attorney. None of his family members or political supporters were present during the hour he spent at the courthouse.

Police have alleged that Carrillo tried to break into a woman's bedroom window with the intent of carrying out some type of sexual assault.

Carrillo said in a brief statement over the weekend that his behavior was "embarrassing" and "involved alcohol." Andrian said although he believed Carrillo had gone to the woman's apartment to suggest sharing drinks, he had no intent to assault her.

Outside the courtroom, Carrillo refused to answer questions from a reporter, including whether he planned to resign or had anything to say to his constituents or the alleged victim.

Medvigy ordered Carrillo, 32, to stay away from the woman who made the 3:40 a.m. 911 call to report a shirtless man had tried to break into her bedroom window. Carrillo was wearing just underwear and socks when he was arrested by Santa Rosa police in the area of West Third Street and Stony Point Road, within a block of his rented apartment on Brockhurst Drive.

Carrillo, who represents the west county, stood before Medvigy in a tan jacket and checkered blue dress shirt, his eyes red and swollen.

He listened to the judge's instructions that he stay away from the alleged victim and turn away if he sees her in their west Santa Rosa neighborhood. The judge also ordered Carrillo to refrain from using social media to contact her or having a third party contact the woman on his behalf.

"Yes, your honor," Carrillo said, agreeing to the additional condition on his $40,000 bail.

The woman was referred to as "Jane Doe" in court.

The proceedings started in the courtroom of Judge Jamie Thistlethwaite. However, Thistlethwaite recused herself from hearing the case because Carrillo's attorney Chris Andrian was co-chair of her election campaign. Andrian protested, but Thistlethwaite insisted.

"I am recusing myself from the Mr. Carrillo matter," she said.

Her decision prompted an immediate shift of the proceeding from one end of the courthouse to another.

Carrillo and Andrian led the small procession, talking quietly to one another as they made their way down the busy hallway to Medvigy's department.

The proceeding before Medvigy lasted no more than five minutes.

Andrian asked the judge to clarify the requirement that Carrillo keep a 100-foot distance from the woman. The supervisor and the alleged victim live within 100 feet of each other.

Andrian said that while Carrillo is currently staying in a treatment facility, he may return home at some point during the court process. He is on paid administrative leave from his job, which paid $150,015 last year including salary, cash and car allowance. His office and the county have said he is on leave for medical reasons.

Medvigy said that Carrillo could live at home, but that he must refrain from any attempts at direct or indirect contact with the woman. If Carrillo sees her outside their apartments, he must turn away, according to the judge.

"We are agreeable to that condition," Andrian said.

Medvigy acknowledged that he lives in Carrillo's west Sonoma County district. But, he said, "I do feel I can be impartial should you decide to press charges."

Besides a half-dozen reporters, two of Carrillo's critics were the only other people who showed up to watch his appearance before a judge.

Cathy Neville, the former county agricultural commissioner who was fired in 2011 for misconduct and incompetence while Carrillo was the Board of Supervisors' chairman, said outside the courtroom that she thinks Carrillo should resign.

"How long has it (substance abuse) been going on and how long has it been affecting his decisions, especially when he was chairman?" Neville said.

Carrillo led Neville's firing, which came in the wake of her high-profile dismissal of the county's animal care and control manager, allegations of Neville's mismanagement and her arrest on a drunken driving charge.

She is serving three years probation for the misdemeanor DUI conviction. On Thursday she recalled that her arrest and conviction fueled Carrillo's drive to have her fired.

"If he feels so strongly about alcohol, then he should resign," Neville said. "He went after me with everything he had."

Also in attendance was Sebastopol gadfly Colleen Fernald.

Carrillo arrived before the morning's proceedings through a public entrance on the south end of the building and followed Andrian into a separate courtroom where Andrian handled the pleading of another client<NO1><NO>.

Carrillo sat quietly in the audience.

In the halls of the courthouse, he declined to answer a reporter's questions.

"On my advice, he is not going to comment," Andrian said.

Carrillo left the courthouse through the same public entrance. He stepped into Andrian's car and they drove away.

The state Attorney General's Office is overseeing the case. Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch handed the case to the state because the Board of Supervisors approves her budget and she and Carrillo have been political allies.

Hunt, the Napa prosecutor, said his team needed more time to review the investigation. He declined to elaborate on what charges, if any, they may pursue.

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