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.