October 26, 2014 8:21 pm -

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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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

27 responses to To Delay His Prison Term, Man Instructs Son To Shoot Him

  1. tiredoftea October 26th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Now he can visit his son in the next cell!

  2. StoneyCurtisll October 26th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    ‘To Delay His Prison Term, Man Instructs Son To Shoot Him’..
    This is how the right wing mind operates…

    Lets be thankful they aren’t contagious…

  3. majii October 26th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I see Shannon Egeland as being a very selfish individual and a poor parent because his scheme has landed his son in hot water. In most cases, parents do everything they can to keep their kids out of trouble/jail, but I guess when Shannon Egeland cooked up his little prison-avoidance scheme, he was only concerned about himself. If he thought serving time behind bars with two good legs was a b*tch, I can imagine what it’ll be like for him having to cope with prison life while having one functioning leg and the other with an amputated foot.

  4. StoneyCurtisll October 26th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    My son, just turned 18 last month..

    He is a good looking kid, (gets the looks from his mom)..

    And he loves music, (like his dad) “pops” is what he calls me..

    Last night he says, ” hey pops check this video out”…
    The future generation is still holding the torch ….

    • raincheck October 27th, 2014 at 11:45 am

      Coming soon to a City near you…. (In 3D with surround sound)

    • raincheck October 27th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      I’m worried about the “Future Generation”… holding the torch for what? The list of things in need of repair is staggering, and so is the “money” that keeps it that way… Too many of them simply don’t know anything about politics (or worse don’t care) Perhaps they would if they had a REAL “Civics class” in school and actually went on field trips as an “activist”… Give them extra credit for just signing up to vote if they are eligible to when it’s time to vote. I think a lot of our young don’t really get much into politics because they’re pretty smart and know BS when they hear it AND many probably don’t feel like it will matter… show them examples of what the Tea Party does, along with all of the other obstructionist republicans as well… Teach them about the Oligarchy etc. etc. In other words tell them the G*d Damned truth!!

  5. Robert Merrill Taylor October 26th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Reads like a good “obstruction of justice” case.

  6. whatthe46 October 26th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    found on a country road… he could have just shot himself and tossed the gun and made the same damn claim. it was selfish and proves, quite frankly, that he loves himself more than he loves his son. no loving parent would jeopardize their childs freedom to prison just that he may delay his own prison time. asswipe.

    • tiredoftea October 26th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      OTOH, lot’s of kids would willingly shoot their parents!

      • whatthe46 October 26th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

        i hear ya. the fact is, this ass deserved to be shot by his kid for not gving a damn to begin with. now the dummy is going to prison helpless. well hopping. no running protect yourself.

      • Candide Thirtythree October 27th, 2014 at 7:30 am

        My mom used to go around shooting at people and zapping people with a Taser, slapping people with a wasp, it was a leather club with lead weights sewn into the head, breaking out windows, conning people into doing stuff that was not strictly legal, all sorts of crazy stuff but you couldn’t even pay a cop to come get her!

        One time she told me to go open the door for the carpet layers but she failed to mention that there were still renters in the house and I almost got arrested!! I have never had so much as a speeding ticket but that cop was Jonesing to lock me up.

        She was not mentally ill, she was just a B! but for some reason she got away with some outrageous stuff.

        I would have been one of those people who would not have minded much but I would not have done…I would have considered it though!

        • tiredoftea October 27th, 2014 at 12:02 pm

          Whoa! There’s a great book there!

        • raincheck October 27th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

          “Jonesing” Ha! I haven’t heard that word in a while 😉

      • raincheck October 27th, 2014 at 10:19 am


  7. Larry Schmitt October 26th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Don’t prisons have hospitals? How would this keep him out?

  8. KB723 October 26th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    So he is a Foot shorter???

  9. allison1050 October 26th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Are those tears in his eyes or my lying eyes?

  10. Guy Lauten October 26th, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    The scariest part is that someone actually procreated with this idiot.

  11. Denise October 26th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    you just can’t make this stuff up! he has to be republican, all the signs are there: stupidity, a con, a liar, a cheat, and a dumb guy with a gun who allowed his even dumber offspring to use the gun. give him a vasectomy so he can’t procreate again!

  12. William October 26th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I used to see this nonsense on a less dramatic scale. A local frequent flyer would go through the whole ” try to commit suicide” act the day before. trial on whatever domestic abuse or drug related charge pending. The law would require us to transport him to a hospital for evaluation. Gathering committal papers, overtime, evaluation and hospital bills became an extreme burden on the taxpayer.

    • raincheck October 27th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      William… I’m curious about what you think of the “current” mindset in the Police Departments… and how it has changed since you were an Officer….

      • William October 27th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

        I cannot tell you what the current mindset is, because I really haven’t had any contact with the law enforcement community for 3 years.

        I do know the percentage of officers that have college degrees has increased, as well as the level of training.

        If I had to offer an opinion, I would say police involved shootings have actually decreased. Nationally the results are inconclusive, so I am speculating based upon the statistics kept by large departments.
        The nation as a whole has become more aware of police methods, tactics and use of force because of the increased availability of video recordings. In the sixties a TV news camera cost more than a car, now anybody with a 40 dollar camera/phone can make a movie.
        Further, the use of force continuum has changed from 1.verbal commands, 2 baton, 3 gun.
        Now there is pepper spray and tazers. These items have actually (in my opinion) provided alternatives to the trauma a baton can cause.
        In short, I actually think police misconduct has not increased. I think we are just reporting it better.
        I think there have always been bad cops. I also subscribe to the very unpopular belief that there are more good cops (percentagewise) today than there was in say the sixties and seventies.

        • raincheck October 28th, 2014 at 5:52 am

          “I think there have always been bad cops. I also subscribe to the very
          unpopular belief that there are more good cops (percentagewise) today
          than there was in say the sixties and seventies.”
          I hope that is true.. I want that to be true…

          • William October 28th, 2014 at 8:34 am

            Your thought process is a healthy one. Take it a step further. Does your community have a citizen review board for your police department? If not get one. Bad cops see review boards as a hindrance. Good cops embrace it as a tool to be closer to the people they serve.

  13. cecilia October 26th, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    WHAT a moron!

  14. rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 8:04 am

    It was a delay not a pardon! Idiot

  15. raincheck October 27th, 2014 at 10:09 am

    What would happen if someone were to walk into a crowded store, that perhaps had a lot of the “right to be stupid” people in it and “opened fire!!” Guns drawn by non professional people… someone saw the shooter and shot him/her, but someone who didn’t see the original shooter.. see’s the second shooter (not knowing it was a “good guy” with a gun) then shoots him etc. Lots of guns drawn, people shooting other people, a stampede toward the exit…. too hypothetical? …….Hey.. what could possibly go wrong? (With so many bizarre things that happen with guns “when they come in contact with people”.. NOTHING would surprise me)

    OFF TOPIC (But somehow related) ——>With all of the shooting in the news… the nut cases want in on the action too, so they ‘might’ see this as their “ISIS” moment in the sun… especially with all of the “media attention” they would get… it won’t be just another shooting, it would be nation wide attention…. The media giving these freaks so much attention, is one of my “pet peeves”
    EVERY TIME one of these things happen you can just count on a series of attacks, you can bet money on it! Perhaps they should, make some changes in how they report it… like NEVER giving out the name of the shooter (if they are dead) or showing the persons face… take away the part they might see as a bonus (fame) just refer to them as “some guy” How do you like the way the media reports, how it isn’t such a good thing for the media to give so much attention to the shooter because of “copy cat” shooters, in the midst of reporting the shooting. Patting themselves on the back!
    ANYWAY…….. just saying