Man Sentenced to Felony Probation in Death of Girlfriend

Press release from the District Attorney’s Office:

District Attorney DA HumboldtIn the same courtroom [Thursday] 32-year-old Zachary Glascoe of Arcata was sentenced to felony probation for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated (Penal Code Section 191.5(a)). Mr. Glascoe pled guilty to the charge on July 5, 2016.

On September 7, 2013, Mr. Glascoe, who had a prior conviction for driving under the influence in 2007, was driving recklessly while under the influence of methamphetamine, lost control of his vehicle and collided with another vehicle. The collision killed Mr. Glascoe’s passenger, his 28-year-old girlfriend Jane Goodearle.

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office argued for a prison sentence for the defendant.

In granting probation, the judge ordered the defendant to participate in Drug Court. Mr. Glascoe has been in jail since May 1, 2015 when he was arrested on the warrant for failing to appear in court on this case. To receive probation Mr. Glascoe waived all his jail credits for the time served. Therefore, if he violates probation he will be facing a potential sentence of 10 years in prison.

See account of the accident on the Lost Coast Outpost.



  • Another case that should hold a stronger penalties.he had a history of drugs and drinking,and now someone paid the ultimate price for his abuse!!wtf.this is so so sorry for the family of this women.

  • So wait,Meserve got 23 years for rape and more,this guy kill someone and gets felony prob.what???

    • I agree, G-Ma. The cavalier, unequal, and wildly varying “judgments” of taking life while driving under the influence of ANYTHING is just plain wrong. So wrong, that I wonder what influences the judges are under. af

    • Probation recommended this sentence and the Judge explained his reasoning, the District Attorney did try for prison time.

      I need to update my post on this, not saying it is the right sentence, just might give you some answers.

      • I would be interested to know what they said. I knew this woman and I have speculated ,to myself, what may have happened and that there may be more to the story than a simple DUI.

      • She was my sister (adopted and loved very much) I still think about and miss her daily. So please if you have any other info to update this it would mean a lot to me and a whole bunch of her friends and family. Thank u for the column I appreciate it.

    • Meserve committed a variety of crimes against fully innocent victims. People always forget, no matter how sad it is that a passenger died, the passenger did have a choice not to get in the car with an intoxicated driver. She also made a choice that night and it is not entirely the drivers fault, he did not kidnap, assault or do anything against her will like Meserve. And he served over a year, much more than the girl that killed an innocent pedestrian and fled.

  • I do not understand for the life of me how this is possible….especially since this guy pleaded guilty!!! What is wrong with our justice system? Seriously, this is a travesty. Is there something wrong with this Judge, is he not competent enough to be on the bench????? I question his ability very seriously after this unacceptable sentence.

  • Good chance this loser will violate probation and get the jail sentence he deserves.

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