Adam Stagg to serve less than two years for date robbery
Adam Stagg avoided a threeday trial Tuesday, July 11, by admitting guilt to his role in an armed robbery in Carbonear.
Stagg, 34, entered guilty pleas on three of six counts, including robbery, failure to comply with probation order, and conspiracy to commit an indictable offense. The Crown withdrew the remaining charges of extortion, possession of a weapon, and assault.
In November 2016, Stagg pleaded not guilty to all six charges.
Stagg was arrested Aug. 30, 2016, along with Troy Dobbin, a 15-year-old male, and Jennine Porter following a robbery on O’Driscoll’s Lane in Carbonear in which the complainant was under the impression he and Porter were on a date.
Porter was sentenced to just under two years’ incarceration on Thursday, June 29 after pleading guilty to a single-count charge of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence of robbery.
During the sentencing, Crown lawyer Paul Thistle read the agreed statement of facts regarding Stagg’s case. During the statement, Stagg could be seen occasionally shaking his head.
The facts Thistle stated noted Stagg initially opened the complainant’s car door while holding a knife. The knife, later found in the woods where Dobbin and Porter were also found, was described as having an eight to 12-inch blade.
The complainant proceeded to leave his car, giving Stagg an undisclosed amount of cash and marijuana. The car was driven away after the complainant fled to a nearby house’s backyard, where he called police.
Following the agreed statement of facts, Stagg stated there were some parts he disagreed with; however, following a conversation with his lawyer, Tim O’Brien, in another room, Stagg returned to say he had no issues with the stated facts.
It was then asked if Stagg understood he was believed to be the man described as holding the knife, to which Stagg answered he understood.
Later in the afternoon, Stagg was sentenced to 990 days for the robbery charge, 60 for the breach of probation, and a concurrent 990 for the conspiracy charge.
Stagg had 474 days of remand credit, resulting in a total of 606 days to be served, along with a 10-year firearm prohibition and a $200-victim fine surcharge.
It was noted though Stagg had a lengthy criminal record, there was nothing on the same level as his current charges. It was concluded rehabilitation was not a lost prospect for Stagg.
Adam Stagg was sentenced to 606 days incarceration on Tuesday, July 11.