Shakely gets jail time, probation
A Grass Valley man who held his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend against her will for several hours in his car last November is serving six months in the county jail.
When Corbin Shakely, 19, gets out of Wayne Brown Correctional Facility at the end of September, he will start serving an additional sentence of five years of supervised probation.
With the exception of his family members, Shakely will not be permitted to be in the company of female minors between the ages of 14 and 17 without the supervision of an adult at least 25 years old.
After Shakely’s release from jail, he also will be required to pay $1,403 in fines and attend drug counseling. A psychologist who evaluated Shakely recommended the counseling, according to Nevada County Superior Court records.
The girl’s parents, however, have said they fear Shakely would come after their daughter after his release from jail and were outraged by a plea agreement.
Shakely’s character defended
Judge Robert Tamietti handed down the sentence in a court hearing last week. He reviewed letters from Shakely’s supporters, including the defendant’s grandparents Hank and Donna Keth, Bear River High School Principal James Nieto and Robert Nebeker, the high school’s head wrestling coach.
The Keths blamed the 16-year-old victim for their grandson’s troubles.
In their letter to the court, the Keths claimed the victim is “a girl from the wrong side of the tracks” and said Shakely was “blinded by his love for her.”
“We feel if he did not meet (the girl), he would not be in front of you today,” Shakely’s grandparents wrote.
In his letter, Principal Nieto urged Tamietti to consider Shakely’s “positive characteristics and history of success,” calling the defendant “an outstanding wrestler and a good student.”
Relationship turns violent
According to the girl’s parents, their daughter had broken off a relationship with Shakely, and said they had gotten a restraining order against the Bear River graduate.
On Nov. 25, 2006, Shakely broke into a car belonging to one of his ex-girlfriend’s friends while they were at a concert and stole several items, according to police. He called his ex-girlfriend and told her that, if she wanted the items, she had to meet him at Bear River Market.
Witnesses told police Shakely grabbed the girl at the market, pulled her into his car and sped away.
Law enforcement used GPS technology to track down Shakely’s Isuzu Trooper. Before they found Shakely, they located the upset, shaking and crying girl at 2 a.m. the next morning as she walked along Gautier Drive.
Deputies later spotted Shakely driving on Cramer Road and arrested him after a short chase.
Victim’s family enraged by DA’s deal
Shakely was originally charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment by violence, second degree burglary of a vehicle and violating a restraining order.
In a conditional plea agreement with the District Attorney’s Office last February, the charges against Shakely were reduced to one charge of false imprisonment by violence and one charge of statutory rape. The new charges carried a lighter potential sentence than the original charges.
Although the girl’s family was outraged by the plea agreement, District Attorney Cliff Newell defended the deal, saying Shakely would be “on a short leash” and under watch by the county probation department.
To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail robynm@the union.com or call 477-4236.
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