FSU Student Arrested for Alleged Second-Degree Murder

An update in the case of the death of Frostburg man, Alexander Stevens, has resulted in the arrest of Megan Shaffer, 21. The warrant for Shaffer’s arrest was served on Sept. 14, 2017.

Shaffer is currently enrolled at Frostburg State University (FSU) as a business administration major.

Shaffer is being charged with second degree murder, manslaughter, and assisting another person to commit or attempt suicide.

Stevens, a Frostburg State University student in 2016, was found dead on Jan. 4, 2017 on Pine Swamp Rd.  It was later determined by the state medical examiner that the case is a homicide.

Since the ruling of the case, details have been limited as to the progress of arresting a suspect.

The filing to indict Shaffer occurred on Sept. 12, 2017, one day after Shaffer’s 21st birthday.  Shaffer is currently being held at the Garrett County Detention Center.

The Bottom Line reached out to a wireless number listed as Shaffer’s home phone, which was immediately unavailable, as well as the state’s attorney Lisa Thayer Welch who was not in the office at the time.  The Bottom Line also reached out to the FSU Marketing and Finance Department, and is awaiting comment.

Shaffer is also listed as the defendant in a civil case filed as Edward D. Jones & CO., L.P. vs. Stevens, et al.  This case is open/active.

Shaffer had her bail hearing on Sept. 15, 2017. Her bail hearing was held in the Garrett County Circuit Court at 1 p.m., as confirmed by Shaffer’s attorney.

According to the Maryland Judiciary Case Search, the bail bond was set at $100,000 unsecured and was issued the same day.  Shaffer’s next court date is not listed on online records.


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