1 of 3 suspects in brutal Bradenton invasion charged

HERALD STAFF REPORTSeptember 20, 2013 

Shane Meggison

MANATEE -- A 27-year-old man has been charged in a brutal home invasion that took place in March.

Shane Meggison, who is already in the Manatee County jail on other charges, has been charged in a home invasion in which the victim was beaten and shot.

On March 6, a patient came into Blake Medical Center in Bradenton with a gunshot wound to the neck and blunt trauma to the rear of his head, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report.

The victim had driven himself to the hospital, authorities said.

The victim was able to tell hospital officials a little of what occurred at his home in the 5100 block of 51st Lane West in Bradenton.

According to the investigation, the victim had $30,000 at his home, which was supposed to be used for a scooter business.

Much later, when the victim was well enough to be interviewed, he told detectives three people invaded his home and one began punching him in the face. The victim said he was then beaten with guns and fists by all the subjects.

The suspects demanded to know where the money was as they searched his truck, the report states.

When the victim would not say, he was shot in the neck at point blank range, the report adds.

After being shot, the victim took the suspects into his bedroom and removed the $30,000 in cash that he had stashed inside some printers, the report states.

The victim was then tied up and the suspects fled. The victim's son and daughter were inside the residence as the entire incident unfolded.

Meggison was later identified as one of the three who took part in the invasion, according to the report.

Meggison remained in the Manatee County jail Friday on an unrelated case, but he is subject to a $100,000 bond on the home invasion, the report states.

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