13-Time Convicted Felon From Cantonment Charged With Drugs, Weapons Offense

December 31, 2022

A 13-time convicted felon from Cantonment is facing drugs and weapons charges.

Martin Joseph Shaughnessy, 38, was charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to Old Chemstrand Road in reference to a court order. According to an arrest report, Shaughnessy was in possession of a single round of .243 rifle ammunition and a bag containing methamphetamine in his pockets.

According to court records, Shaughnessy has 13 prior felony convictions, the most recent of which was in February 2020.


19 Responses to “13-Time Convicted Felon From Cantonment Charged With Drugs, Weapons Offense”

  1. Rebecca G on January 1st, 2023 7:55 pm

    13 Time convicted felon….makes you wonder why he’s out on the streets.

  2. Wayne on January 1st, 2023 4:36 pm

    @ Jeremiah’ Thompson
    Seek help and knowledge.
    Its apparent in you incoherent ramblings you are

  3. Jeremiah' Thompson on January 1st, 2023 12:44 pm

    You never know what if this guy had straightened his act up and just relapsed, and a motherfreaking bullet give me a break to the fella that said lock him up and pitch the key next time you mess up do you wish the baddest outcome for yourself no i dont think so , so don’t be so quick to judge….i see it. Like It was personal use get him some help

  4. sam on January 1st, 2023 10:51 am

    our justice system is a joke. the public is taxed to death and thrown to the wolves.

  5. Stanley Beech on January 1st, 2023 8:54 am

    13 months working 12 hours a day busting rocks would make him think twice about the 14th arrest.

  6. Jcellops on December 31st, 2022 3:53 pm

    For many years now, I have done research on each judge that comes up for election, or re-election. I even research their spouses. I like to know if they are conservative or liberal in their thinking, support and voting history. I also look to see who originally appointed them. It would be nice to know any other resources available to the public that would help voters make informed decisions. Lord knows, we don’t want the kind of judicial system they have in the big (democratic led) northern cities, or the liberal west coast cities.

  7. RaD on December 31st, 2022 12:31 pm

    That is a brilliant observation. I vote no for retaining every judge on the ballot ever year.

    I believe the three strikes may be felonies with a gun, not just any three felonies.

  8. Well on December 31st, 2022 11:17 am

    Maybe 14 is the lucky number.

    Probably not but maybe…..

  9. chris paul on December 31st, 2022 11:00 am

    13th time is the charm?
    lock him up , pitch the key

  10. Bill on December 31st, 2022 10:10 am

    Our Justice system is a failure

  11. The Patriot on December 31st, 2022 9:52 am

    The reason this individual is out is simple..He has no assets for the judicial system to take.If he was working and owned real property the system would take everything they could. Same question could be asked why are all of these illegals working in the area doing construction work without any question. It’s all about money people.

  12. Bill T on December 31st, 2022 9:23 am

    Now this is a complete failure of the justice system !!!! 13 times ya got to be kidding me!!!!!!

  13. Cheryl A on December 31st, 2022 9:19 am

    He hasn’t learned and it doesn’t seem that he will. Time to take out the trash and be done.

  14. None other than… on December 31st, 2022 9:09 am

    The Florida Legislature is the body who writes the laws. They are elected by the people.

    The judiciary of the State of Florida follow the minimum and maximum sentencing guidelines. They are elected by the people or appointed by the executive branch (governor).

    The state attorney’s office is the public entity deciding on what to pursue, drop, etc. based upon evidence and plea bargaining. Appointed by the governor.

    The people in office have been overwhelmingly elected and re-elected for years. Why are we expecting different results?

  15. tg on December 31st, 2022 8:55 am

    Let him go again the streets are full of thugs.

  16. Sick of criminals on December 31st, 2022 7:40 am

    “Shaughnessy has 13 prior felony convictions,:

    Another multiple felony conviction offender. Surprise surprise. I think we should bring back the 3 strikes you’re out rule…. only make it 3 strikes and you are out as in out of this world permanently. These folks know they can continuously break the law with a slap on the wrist and law enforcement is overwhelmed and the criminals know it.

  17. joy bryant on December 31st, 2022 7:32 am

    why was this person ever out–how many breaks does a criminal get ????

  18. joy bryant on December 31st, 2022 7:31 am

    Why was he EVER out

  19. Carolyn Bramblett on December 31st, 2022 6:40 am

    At 38 years old how is it with all those convictions he was out on the streets? What happened to ‘3 strikes you’re out’?