Norfolk man faces prison for Stockholm safe heist


Norfolk man faces prison for Stockholm safe heist

CANTON — A Norfolk man who failed to successfully complete the county court’s drug program now faces 12 years in prison on charges of grand larceny and burglary.Shawn L. McGregor, 41, of 55 West Main St., Norfolk, failed to successfully complete the St. Lawrence County Court’s Judicial Diversion Program after his Feb. 13 guilty plea, as a persistent-felony offender, to a charge of felony third-degree grand larceny, in a plea deal with the district attorney’s office. Had Mr. McGregor been successful in the court drug program, he would have been sentenced to a period of straight probation. If he was not successful, he was originally told, he would be sentenced to 15 to 20 years to life in prison. But during his appearance in court Monday afternoon, a new deal was struck where Mr. McGregor pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in a deal that will allow him to be sentenced to 12 years in prison as a second-felony offender with five years of post-release supervision. He will also be sentenced to 3½ to 7 years in prison on the third-degree grand larceny charge. That time will be served concurrent to the burglary sentence. Mr. McGregor told St. Lawrence County Court Judge Jerome J. Richards that, while he was incarcerated in the St. Lawrence County jail, he had learned about a safe with money in it located at 723 Pickle St. in the town of Stockholm. On Sept. 8, after he was released from jail, went to “case it out” to figure out a way to steal it. He said that he knocked at the door and tricked Robin Meiles, the woman who owned the home, into hiring him to do work for her on the property. At one point, Mr. McGregor’s girlfriend distracted the woman while he said he went inside the house under the guise of work and stole the safe which continued about $11,000 dollars.Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 3 and Mr. McGregor was returned to St. Lawrence County jail without bail.
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Norfolk man faces prison for Stockholm safe heist

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