Authorities have released additional information regarding the disappearance of 66-year-old Marine Corps veteran Shannon Scott, who has been missing since August. His daughter Shaylee Scott was arraigned this morning for charges related to violation of probation after she was arrested on Feb. 24 at her father’s Wilseyville residence.
“The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the assistance of anyone who may have observed a 2014 (white) Fiat travelling in the area of Jackson (Road), Sunrise Boulevard, or Calaveras County on or around August 29, 2018,” stated a news release issued this afternoon by the Sheriff’s Office.
According to the release, Shannon Scott was reported missing by a family member on the morning of Aug. 31 -- nearly two days after he was scheduled to return from a 1:30 p.m. doctor’s appointment at the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova.
Scott reportedly left Wilseyville at approximately 11 a.m. on Aug. 29 but never made it to the appointment. Detectives confirmed that his vehicle was identified traveling northbound on Sunrise Boulevard in Sacramento County from Jackson Rd. (Highway 16) at around noon on Aug. 29.
During the initial investigation, law enforcement issued a Silver Alert and searched Scott’s residence and reported route. The most recent activity on Scott’s cell phone took place at approximately 3 p.m on Aug. 30 at a location near Sloughhouse on Jackson Rd.
This morning at the Calaveras County Superior Court, Judge David Sanders set no bail regarding the violation of probation charges faced by 25-year-old Shaylee Scott.
Despite Public Defenders Tony Salazar and Leigh Fleming’s arguments that Scott is the mother of a 5-month-old child and that she has no known history of violence, Sanders awarded Calaveras County Deputy District Attorney Brad Jones’ request to set no bail.
“This is part of a missing person investigation,” said Jones, who added that Scott reportedly exclaimed, "They found Daddy’s gun!” when detectives and a state forensics team searched her father’s residence.
Jones stated that the gun was found in a bedroom dresser and that there were additional firearms found in the basement of the home.
In Scott’s defense, Fleming added that the dresser was located in a closet which contained both male and female clothing.
“I’m pretty concerned about public safety,” Sanders concluded. “I think no bail is appropriate in the (violation of probation) case.”
Scott, who was wearing a prison uniform and had curled, purple hair, began to cry audibly towards the end of the arraignment. Last March, she was sentenced to 36 months of probation for a case out of Amador County in which she used the credit card of a 91-year-old World War II veteran to pay her own bills while working as his in-home caretaker.
According to the initial press release, Sheriff’s Office detectives were investigating possible financial crimes when they searched Shannon Scott’s Blagen Blvd. home on Feb. 24.
Shaylee Scott was arrested at the scene for charges related to violation of probation and felony possession of a firearm. The mother of four is scheduled to appear in court again on March 11 for a pre-preliminary hearing.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office at (209)754-6500. Anonymous tips may be left at (209)754-6030.