Convicted Felon Continues Life of Crime

Posted: March 22, 2018

On February 23, 2018, Shawn Wayne Jones pled no contest a felony violation of evading an officer with willful disregard for safety, a felony violation of unlawfully driving or taking a vehicle, and a misdemeanor violation of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or more.  He also pled no contest to three misdemeanor counts of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer occurring on January 16, 2017, January 9, 2017, and December 24, 2016.  Mr. Jones also admitted that he has a prior strike conviction.  Mr. Jones was sentenced on March 19, 2018, to seven years and four months in the state prison.

On January 16, 2017, a deputy from the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office observed a car that matched the description of stolen vehicle.  As the deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over, it accelerated to seventy miles per hour in a forty five mile per hour zone.  The vehicle also crossed over the double yellow line two times.  The driver, the defendant, hit the brakes suddenly and made a wide turn onto Blair Road.  At this time, the front wheel came off of the car.  The defendant exited the vehicle and ran and hid in a mobile home park.  

On January 9, 2017, a deputy from the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to K-Mart for a report of a subject harassing customers.  When the deputy arrived, he contacted the defendant.  The defendant attempted to pull away from the deputy and began to run away before being apprehended.  

On December 24, 2016, an officer from the Placerville Police Department was dispatched to a call regarding an intoxicated male.  When the officer arrived, the defendant was seated in the passenger seat of a vehicle and was unable to get out.  The driver had been attempting to give the defendant a ride but he became too intoxicated.  As the officer attempted to handcuff the defendant he spun away and fell.  While he was on the ground he became combative with officers.

Mr. Jones also has prior convictions for attempted robbery, misdemeanor domestic violence, child endangerment, and evading an officer with willful disregard.

This case was prosecuted by the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office Auto Fraud Task Force.