Less than two months since his arrest, a 19-year-old Grass Valley youth has been sentenced for leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen car. Dakota Scarbrough has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years probation. Last month he reached a plea agreement, pleading to one felony charge of reckless evasion, as well as misdemeanor vehicle theft and carrying a concealed weapon. Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell says it was an appropriate outcome….
Newell says Scarbrough may also be able to serve up to half of the jail sentence in drug treatment.
Newell also cites Scarbrough’s lack of criminal history prior to the arrest. After he was taken into custody following the pursuit, which began on McCourtney Road, May seventh, a search of the vehicle revealed two AirSoft guns, a pellet and handgun, multiple tools linked to a Placer County burglary, a safe linked to a Nevada County burglary, as well as syringes loaded with methamphetamine, among other items.