Adam Stagg to serve less than two years for date rob­bery

The Compass - - News - BY CHRIS LEWIS chris.lewis@cb­n­com­pass.ca

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.

COM­PASS FILE PHOTO

Adam Stagg was sen­tenced to 606 days in­car­cer­a­tion on Tues­day, July 11.

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