District Attorney's Office Auto Fraud Unit Announces Felony Convictions of Blaine Overton, Shayna Padilla, and Jerry Helton

Posted: June 26, 2018

On May 11, 2018, Blaine Overton entered a plea of no contest to a violation of Penal Code section 245(a)(4) (assault likely to cause great bodily injury) and Vehicle Code section 10851 (unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle).  Shayna Padilla entered no contest plea to a violation of Vehicle Code section 10851 (unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle).  Jerry Helton entered a no contest plea to a violation of Penal Code section 245(a)(4) (assault likely to cause great bodily injury) and Penal Code section 236 (false imprisonment).  Additionally, Jerry Helton admitted to violating four grants of probation.  Blaine Overton also pled no contest to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or greater, admitted to refusing a chemical test, and admitted violating a grant of diversion.  All three defendants were sentenced on June 25, 2018.  Blaine Overton and Jerry Helton were placed on five years of formal probation and one year in the county jail with an agreement to waive all credits pursuant to Penal Code section 4019.  Shayna Padilla was sentenced to five years of formal probation and one year in custody with the ability to earn credits.  

On February 1, 2018, an officer from Placerville Police Department was dispatched to a report of a robbery that occurred thirty minutes prior at an apartment building.  The victim relayed that he was at the home of Shayna Padilla when Blaine Overton and Jerry Helton arrived.  The victim was then assaulted by Mr. Helton and Mr. Overton and his car keys were taken from his pocket.  Once the assault ended, Mr. Overton left the apartment.  Ms. Padilla and Mr. Helton yelled at the victim and Mr. Helton tried to keep him from leaving the apartment.  Once the victim was able to leave the apartment, he discovered his truck was missing.  The truck was recovered the next day, but the tools that were in the truck were missing. 

Mr. Helton also has numerous prior convictions including convictions for: misdemeanor domestic battery, misdemeanor vandalism, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance in prison.   

This case was handled by the Auto Fraud Task Force.