A possible plea offer will be presented to Shaylee Scott, 25, the daughter of missing Wilseyville resident Shannon Scott.
Shaylee Scott was convicted of felony identity theft in 2017 and arrested on Feb. 24 for charges relating to violation of probation and possession of firearms. A forensic team with the Department of Justice aided detectives in serving the warrant to her at her father’s residence in Wilseyville that day, where she was living with her boyfriend and four children since before her father’s disappearance.
The terms of the possible plea offer were discussed at a pretrial conference on April 26 at Calaveras Superior Court. Shaylee Scott was previously convicted of felony identity theft in Amador county in August 2017. The charges on the new case include two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one charge of unlawful possession of ammunition. She is also being charged with a Violation of Probation (VOP) on her previous felony case from Amador county.
Shaylee Scott entered the courtroom from the holding chambers with her long red hair loose and her right forearm in a cast. Brad Jones represented the prosecution and April Scott was present as her defense attorney, making an appearance for Tony Salazar, who was in a separate courtroom for a jury trial. Judge Timothy Healy heard the case.
April Scott requested an update on a possible plea offer. Jones confirmed that there was a plea offer in the works, but that he "can't do anything with it right now," later indicating that he wanted to discuss the exact terms with the public defender primarily representing Shaylee Scott.
Jones confirmed that the plea offer will include probation, 180 days in custody on the Violation of Probation (VOP) charge, and 180 days on her second case, with additional terms that were not specified in court. He indicated that she would not be eligible for an alternative work program, and she would receive credit for the 181 days that she has served in custody already.
"I wanted both her and her attorney to know what wheelhouse she is in," Jones said in court.
Shaylee Scott's father, Wilseyville resident Shannon Scott, was identified as missing on Aug. 31, after leaving for a Veteran's Administration (VA) appointment in Rancho Cordova on Aug. 29 that he never showed up for. He was reported missing on Aug. 31. Shannon's vehicle was discovered in the underbrush off the side off of State Route 16, on April 8, near Sloughhouse and Plymouth, according to Amador CHP. Human remains were found in the vehicle, but have yet to be identified.
Shaylee Scott remains in custody. The pretrial conference for Shaylee Scott has been continued to May 10 at 8:30 a.m.