'Piggyback Bandit' with Northshore ties pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault charges in Montana

Sherwin Shayegan, a 2001 Inglemoor High graduate and former Cascadia Community College student, according to his Facebook page, pleaded guilty on Feb. 1 to two misdemeanor assault charges after "jumping onto the backs" of two high-school soccer players during an Oct. 28 state tournament in Helena, Mont., according to charging papers.

He was arrested then, and this month was fined $730 and handed a 360-day suspended prison sentence, according to Komo News' site.piggy

Judge Bob Wood signed the court minutes by notifying Shayegan to "not go to any Montana high school events" henceforth.

Shayegan, 28, of Bothell, is 5-foot-8, 240 pounds has been dubbed the "Piggyback Bandit," because of his antics in Montana, Washington, Oregon, North Dakota and Minnesota.

One Inglemoor administrator preferred not to comment on Shayegan's time at Inglemoor and whether there were any "piggybacking" instances then.

He has 16 convictions dating back to 2004 that include multiple counts of criminal trespass, vehicle prowling, resisting arrest and a felony possession of controlled substance without a prescription, according to the Associated Press story.

The Reporter left a message for Shayegan on his cell phone on Friday afternoon and he returned the call about a minute later. He noted that he did plead guilty to the latest charges, did attend Inglemoor High, but wouldn't divulge where he's living now.

"I don't want to comment" any further, he added.










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