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ARCHIVE STORY: More legal troubles for Shane Ragland

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

The man involved in one of the most notorious murder cases in Lexington is once again in trouble with the law.

Shane Ragland pleaded guilty in 2007 in the shooting death of UK football player Trent Diguiro.

Trent Diguiro was celebrating his 21st birthday when he was shot on his front porch in 1994.

In 2007, after years of court procedures and prison time, Shane Ragland pleaded guilty to lessor charges of manslaughter.

It was plea that set him free, credited for time served.

27 NEWSFIRST has learned, not long after that, Ragland apparently moved to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, 370 miles away.

Reasons that are clear to the victim's father Mike Diguiro who sued Ragland and won.

Diguiro says Ragland owes him over 60 million dollars but because he now lives in Pennsylvania it's against the law to garnish wages in that state.

But apparently Ragland is unable to stay away from police. According to a Pennsylvania Court Clerk, Ragland spent 90 days in a Beaver County jail after police there got a call one rainy October morning in 2008 of a hit and run.

Shane Ragland was behind the wheel. According to court documents he had hit a telephone pole, and mail box and admitted to police he'd been drinking.

Ragland told police, "Look we both know I'm drunk... it's cold and raining... i don't want to do this."

Police took a blood sample. Ragland's alcohol level was .252, the legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08.

In February of 2009 Ragland started his 90 day jail sentence.

Just three weeks ago Ragland was cited by police, again. This time for harassment and driving on a suspended license.

Diguiro says he's always known Ragland's lifestyle would catch up with him.

He says, "he's already hurt enough people."

His latest run in with police is still an open investigation, therefore Pennsylvania Police would not go into detail as to why Ragland was cited for harassment.


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