To Delay His Prison Term, Man Instructs Son To Shoot Him
In order to delay his prison term, a man instructed his son to shoot him and he did. The former Bend developer in Oregon was to begin his 10-year-sentence this summer in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme. But now, Shannon Egeland, 40, has been arrested again.
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A former Bend developer who was to start a 10-year prison sentence this summer in connection with a Central Oregon mortgage fraud scheme has been arrested after his son allegedly confessed he shot his father to delay his prison term.
The Oregonian reports authorities arrested Shannon Egeland on Thursday in Idaho after the son confessed Egeland asked him to shoot him in the legs in July, a day before he was to report to prison.
Egeland, 40, told authorities he was shot by a motorist he’d pulled over to assist.
Egeland was vice president of the Desert Sun Development company, which orchestrated tens of millions of dollars in mortgage fraud between 2004 and 2008.
Egeland pleaded guilty to fraud charges; he was one of 12 indicted in the scandal.
According to The Oregonian, Rylan Egeland, 18, reportedly told Canyon County Sheriff’s Office investigators that he shot his father in the lower legs with a borrowed shotgun on his father’s orders.
Egeland suffered serious injuries from the gunshot wound. He broke a bone in one of his legs and doctors later amputated one of his feet.
But according court documents, prosecutors believe Shannon Egeland bought a “dismemberment” insurance policy a week before the shooting.
“We were told yesterday that Rylan confessed,” Lisa Briggs, whose daughter is Shannon Egeland’s significant other, said. “I don’t know any details. I just know that it makes me sick to my stomach.”
The shooting was part of a sweeping white-collar fraud case in Central Oregon in 2008 and ended in a bizarre twist with Egeland, bleeding and badly wounded, on a country road.
There is no mention of charges against his son. Although he’s 18-years-old now, he was 17 when the shooting took place.
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