District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces Conviction of Raymond Lloyd Brassfield

Posted: October 26, 2017

On October 23, 2017, Brassfield admitted guilt to a felony violation of California Vehicle Code §2800.3; evading an officer causing injury.  In addition, he admitted to a prior strike conviction and to serving two separate prison terms.  Brassfield will be sentenced to 12 years in a state prison and will be responsible for paying restitution to the victim of the crash; the sentencing is scheduled for November 20, 2017.  Under the guidelines of Proposition 57 passed by the voters in November, 2016, Brassfield will be eligible to be released after serving 5 years.   The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Casey Mandrell.

On July 29, 2017, Raymond Lloyd Brassfield, 41 years old and a resident of South Lake Tahoe, was contacted by South Lake Tahoe Police after fitting the description of a possible domestic violence suspect.  When police pulled up, Brassfield fled the scene on a motorcycle with an unknown female passenger on the back.  Police pursued Brassfield for several miles at speeds reaching over 90 miles per hour. Ultimately, Brassfield crashed the motorcycle causing major injury to his 44 year old female passenger.  She was flown to Renown Hospital in Reno, Nevada.