Robert Francis Pease, age 55, was convicted of Felony Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence and two counts of Felony Assault in separate cases.
Pease first came to the attention of the Placerville Police Department on Valentine's Day 2017 when he was reportedly threatening to shoot someone with an "M-16" rifle. By the time the Police arrived at the scene, Pease had already left. Police then received word that Pease had driven himself to the Police Station in Placerville and was in the parking lot acting irrationally. When the Police attempted to detain Pease for questioning, he physically attacked the officers. In a separate incident in May of 2017, Pease began yelling threats at a septic tank repairman who was working next door. Pease then threw a broken bottle at the repairman, who wisely decided to get in his truck and flee. Seeking a new target for his rage, Pease went to the street and encountered a passing motorist, who Pease threw an ax handle at and threatened to kill. By now, the septic repairman had notified a Sheriff's Deputy, who along with a CHP Officer went to the scene and confronted Pease, who immediately attacked the officers with a metal pole. After a lengthy fight, Pease was eventually subdued and taken into custody.
Pease was sentenced to 3 years State Prison by the Hon. Judge Ralphs. The case was investigated by the Placerville Police Department, the El Dorado Sheriff's Office, and Placerville CHP and prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Miles Perry.