Stockport Mayor In Court On Rape Charges
George Hiotis

Stockport Mayor In Court On Rape Charges

by George Hiotis on March 14, 2012

The Mayor of Stockport appeared in Morgan County Court Wednesday for his initial hearing on rape charges. Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell says Michael Shane Shuster waived his right to a preliminary hearing and his case was bound over to a Grand Jury.  Howdyshell says Shuster is facing two counts of rape.  The attorney for Shuster requested a reduction of his client’s one-million dollar bond and Judge Michael Lowe denied it.  Morgan County Sheriff Tom Jenkins says his office received a call earlier this month from Morgan County Children’s Services of an alleged rape of a juvenile.  Sheriff Jenkins says after an investigation Shuster was arrested on March 7th.  Prosecutor Howdyshell says the Grand Jury will convene in early April.