Saturday, March 30, 2024

Shane sentenced - 9 years

St. Agatha man involved in 2022 shooting to serve nine years in prison...and 6 years probation. 

My son didn't own a gun, had no vehicle to get to Allagash, was unemployed, and was likely under the influence of drugs. He had been hanging out with April Hafford of Allagash. The day before the incident, out of the blue I texted him from my residence in Lewiston, at around 1:00 a.m., just worried about him. 

Shane was paranoid, thought his father and brother were up to something, and so did April...or she wanted him to believe that. I spoke with Shane while April was in the store, then asked her to take him home and she said she would; however, I found out he hadn't gone, or hadn't stayed there. In a text message he said he had slept in a motel in Van Buren, but after the arrest he told me he hadn't. He was probably sleep-deprived. The shooting occured at around 5:30 a.m. Do you think they were just waking up? No.  

When I discovered the name of the individual who Shane allegedly shot, I googled his name: Justin Steggall. 

Justin L. Steggall, 24, Van Buren: motor vehicle speeding, 30-plus mph over the speed limit, 60 days in jail; failing to stop for an officer, 60 days in jail; driving to endanger, 60 days in jail, license suspended 30 days, $575 fine; operating while license suspended or revoked, prior, 60 days in jail, $500 fine.

Caribou Criminal Docket – February 2022

Justin L. Steggall, 26, Van Buren: Operating after habitual offender revocation, $1,000 fine; six months in jail; violating condition of release, 30 days in jail.

Justin L. Steggall, 26, Van Buren: Violating condition of release, 30 days in jail; permit unlawful use, $150 fine.

Justin L. Steggall, 26, Van Buren: Unlawful possession of methamphetamine, $400 fine, nine months one day in prison; violating condition of release, 30 days in jail.

So, if he was sentenced and served 9 months, he would have just been released when the shooting occured in November of 2022. And he was indicted in May of 2023, well after the shooting. 

Grand Jury hands up May indictments 

Justin L. Steggall, 27, Limestone: aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation (three counts), eluding an officer, operating after revocation, criminal speed, driving to endanger and operating an unregistered vehicle.

I don't know the status of the recent indictment. I could pay $20 and have it sent to me. Shane could get it for free because it's important to him in an appeal, or resentencing. I sent the form to him, and highlighted parts he needed to fill out; however it was sent back to me. They don't allow ink colors other than blue or black, or sticky notes, or colored paper, or screenshots of text messages.