A man who left his parents a note saying he was a messed-up junkie who didn’t have the guts to tell them has been charged with stealing nearly $10,000 in items including autographed Pete Rose baseball bats, Lee deputies say.
Jeffery Mairn, 31, left the note on Jan. 15, the same day he is accused of shooting two San Carlos Park men in a separate incident.
Mairn, of the 14000 block of Eagle Ridge Drive, Fort Myers, is charged with grand theft and 15 counts each of dealing in stolen property and false declaration of ownership.
Mairn, who was found Saturday in the 5400 block of Seventh Avenue in Pine Manor, also was arrested on one count of home invasion robbery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated battery in connection with the shooting of Maximilian Von Stuber, 22, who listed a temporary address of Largo and a permanent address of the 18000 block of Sebring Road where the Jan. 15 shooting took place and Devin Michael Rachles, 21, who is from Englewood but also lives at the Sebring Road address, according to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Stuber spent several days in Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment of a pelvic-area gunshot, and upon his release was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver or sell. Rachles, who was treated at the same hospital for a graze wound in the neck and released later the same day, also was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell.
According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports:
On Jan. 15 Mairn left his mother and father some pawn slips along with a note: “Dear Mom and Dad, I am very sorry that I didn’t have the guts to tell you this but I am a (expletive) and a junkie … “There’s no other way I can’t get of (sic) this. (Expletive) I just want you guys to know that I love you all. ... I just ant (sic) want to put you through anymore. Love Ya, Jeff.”
Some parts of the letter were not released.
Patricia and Roger Mairn were on a cruise from Jan. 8-15 and returned home in the 17000 block of Old Harmony Drive in Fort Myers and found several items missing. They also found the note from their son along with several pawn shop tickets. The items included numerous Swarovski figurines, such as Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and several others, jewelry and four Mizuno Pete Rose autographed baseball bats. She told deputies the items were stolen between Dec. 14 and Jan. 15.
The total value of the items was $9,797.50.
Detectives contacted the two pawn shops where the items were taken and found them.
In the shooting incident, four people were at the Sebring Road house when four men entered the house, one of whom was armed with a gun, and demanded drugs and a gun. The four victims got into a car and traveled north on Interstate 75 to find a hospital. They stopped in a restaurant parking lot in the 9400 block of Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers and called deputies.
A deputy went to the Sebring Road house and found blood on the floor and walls and signs of narcotic use and sales throughout the house, including a large amount of marijuana in two of the bedrooms.