Cherryfield murder suspect set to be arraigned

Carine Reeves

MACHIAS — A man accused in the shooting death of a woman in Cherryfield is scheduled to be arraigned in Washington County Superior Court Friday afternoon, said Maine Attorney General’s Office spokesman Marc Malon.

Sally Shaw, 55, was a grandmother and certified nurse’s assistant from New Gloucester. Her body was found July 19, 2017, along a roadside off Route 193, according to the Maine State Police. She died from a single gunshot wound to her head.

The Maine Attorney General’s Office indicted Carine “Terror” Reeves, 40, of Queens, N.Y., on one count of murder in September 2017.

A co-defendant, Quaneysha Greeley, 21, of Lewiston, also was indicted on a charge of murder. Greeley pleaded to lesser charges of hindering apprehension and one count of unlawful drug trafficking in September 2018 in exchange for cooperating with the investigation, according to the Attorney General’s Office and her defense attorney, Jeffrey Toothaker of Ellsworth. Greeley has not yet been sentenced.

Reeves had initially been scheduled for trial last fall, according to Malon. However, Reeves had criminal charges in New York to be adjudicated before authorities there would release him to Maine authorities. Reeves was found guilty in 2018 of two counts of first-degree assault and sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to a spokesman for the Queens, N.Y. District Attorney’s Office.

Ellsworth attorney Robert Van Horn represents Reeves in the murder case.

What led to the Shaw’s killing is not clear.

The investigation revealed that Reeves had been transporting cocaine in Maine and Shaw was his driver, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed by Maine State Police Detective Greg Roy.

Shaw’s sister told investigators that Shaw had been dating Reeves.

Shaw had rented a car in Bangor on July 10, 2017. The rental was found at the intersection of routes 9 and 193 in Cherryfield about 11 miles north of where Shaw’s body was found, according to police.

Detectives found Reeves’ fingerprints on the outside of the rental car’s passenger side rear door.

Footage from a hotel security camera in Bangor showed Shaw, Reeves and Greeley together, according to court records.

Police used location data from cell towers to find Reeves and Greeley in Queens, N.Y., on July 23, 2017, where they were arrested together.

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