Jasen Lynn Dushane who was facing two felony charges of burglary and evading a peace officer, was sentenced today to four years in prison, but he will be serving his sentence in a Nevada Prison. The 36 year old Dushane has also been convicted of similar crimes in Nevada where he is to serve a sentence of 4 to 10 years and Judge Thomas Anderson ruled he will serve the stipulated 4 year California State prison term to run concurrent with the State of Nevada sentence.
In June of 2011 Dushane with his co defendant, Manda Wentzloff, burglarized a home in the Cement Hill area of Nevada County and another home in Tiburon owned by the same family. The pair stole a Lexus vehicle from the home and Deputy District Attorney Jamie Hogenson says an astute Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputy, Jason Mackey, observed the couple in the Lexus at a Penn Valley gas station and determined the Lexus was stolen.
“Thankfully, we had a deputy who was hyper-vigilant one night and noticed this couple in the car acting suspicious. He pulled them over and they took him on a wild chase in the middle of the night.”
Wentzloff was arrested that night and Dushane was apprehended the next day while he was buying a police scanner from Radio Shack. Most of the valuables taken in the burglaries have been recovered and returned to the victims but Hogenson asked the judge to request Dushane assist in locating some sentimental items.
“There was a letter written by the victim’s father to the victim’s mother when he was in Stalingrad. So, we’ve emplored Mr. Dushane to show remorse and if he wants to help this family to please show us where these letters are.”
Wentzloff and Dushane also face federal charges for mail theft in Nevada County. Earlier the couple had requested a judge to grant them a marriage license so they could wed while in jail. The request was denied.