DISTRICT ATTORNEY VERN PIERSON ANNOUNCES THE CONVICTION OF DANIELLE MCGLOTHIN AND LANCE LOGAN FOR FELONY CHILD ABUSE

Posted: November 30, 2018

DISTRICT ATTORNEY VERN PIERSON ANNOUNCES THE CONVICTION OF DANIELLE MCGLOTHIN AND LANCE LOGAN FOR FELONY CHILD ABUSE

 

On November 19, 2018, Danielle McGlothin and Lance Logan were sentenced to state prison for abusing their two young children; ages one and three.  Ms. McGlothin received an agreed upon sentence of two years in state prison for her plea to one count of felony child abuse - Penal Code section 273a(a). Mr. Logan pled to two counts of felony child abuse - Penal Code section 273a(a) - (one for each child) and, at the contested sentencing hearing, Mr. Logan argued for probation.  The People adamantly opposed probation and argued instead for state prison. The Honorable Suzanne Kingsbury ultimately sentenced Mr. Logan to five years and four months in state prison.

 

On October 19, 2017, staff at the 3 Peaks Resort in South Lake Tahoe discovered two small children roaming the parking lot unattended. The boys were naked and, at one point, were nearly hit by a vehicle driving through the parking lot. Staff attempted to return the children to their parents, Ms. McGlothin and Mr. Logan, but called police when they suspected that the parents were under the influence of drugs.  South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to the hotel and located heroin in reach of the children. In addition, they determined that both Ms. McGlothin and Mr. Logan were, in fact, under the influence of drugs. Police immediately notified El Dorado County Child Protective Services who determined through drug testing that both children had been recently exposed to drugs. Sadly, the one-year-old's drug test indicated long-term ingestion of cocaine. 

Both Ms. McGlothin and Mr. Logan were on probation for previous child abuse inflicted by them on the older son.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kassie Cardullo as a part of the Special Victim's Unit. The case was investigated by the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office and the South Lake Tahoe Police department. Special thanks are warranted for the diligent efforts of CPS. We are happy to report that both boys are currently thriving in a loving home.