Steve Hanratty was a friend of Tom Ross.
Before Season 1Edit
When he was a minor, Steve broke inside his high school and destroyed some property. He was arrested, but after some time had his juvenile file sealed.
Steve also hadn't held a steady job for the last three months. He also liked to play pranks with his friend Tom Ross.
Steve Hanratty was arrested based on the testimony of Tom Ross, who alleged having seen him struggling with Sally Struthers in his car, shortly before she was killed. Detective Dutch Wagenbach interrogated Steve for 7 hours. When he finally told him he had a witness that saw him near the scene of the crime the last night, Steve realized that it was a prank from Tom.