PARIS — A Rumford man who shot a man at a Richmond gas station in 2000 has pleaded guilty to violating conditions of his release for failing to take court-ordered medication. 

An Oxford County Superior Court judge revoked 60 days of Stanley Janiszcak’s probation Friday morning after he admitted to allegations that he had stopped taking some of his prescription anti-psychotic medications and mood stabilizers, a condition of his probation release from a Maine correctional facility.

He was credited for time served.

Last May, Janiszcak was referred to Oxford County Probation and Parole Officer Michael Downs by the Norway Police Department after they received information from police in Auburn that Janiszcak had stopped taking some of his medications, according to court documents.

In a May 27 affidavit filed with the court, Downs said Janiszcak’s therapist reported he had stopped taking his medications and was hearing voices talking to him, planning a “mass murder” and “suicide by cop.”

Downs also included affidavits from witnesses alleging that Janiszcak threatened and harassed them, though he was not charged. 


Following his arrest, Janiszcak was ordered to undergo a 90-day observation at Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta. Court documents did not indicate the results of that evaluation. 

According to a police affidavit, Janiszcak confronted a man at a gas station in January 2000 and fired several shots from a handgun, striking him in the leg and possibly the head. The man’s girlfriend attempted to intervene, striking Janiszcak with a tire iron, which he used to beat the victim. The injured man eventually escaped and pleaded for help from bystanders inside the gas station.

Janiszcak, who had lost his gun at this point, was subdued and arrested by Richmond Police.

Janiszcak told police he tried to kill the man because he was dating his ex-girlfriend, according to the affidavit.

He was charged with attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault and violating a protective order from harassment. He pleaded guilty to the charges in November 2000.

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with all but 13 years suspended, and given six years of probation. Court documents indicate that he served slightly less than 10 years. He has no previous violations. 

The case was continued in Oxford County, where Janiszcak lives, over objections from his defense attorney that proceedings should be moved to Sagadahoc County Superior Court, where the probation terms originated. 

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