Threats toward father land prison time

Published 4:35pm Saturday, May 25, 2013

An Austin man was sentenced in Mower County Court Friday to 17 months in prison Friday for threatening his father in February 2012.

Jamie Lee Chris Schammel, 32, was given prison time but also received credit for 222 days in jail for his felony conviction of terroristic threats. He also received a 90-day jail sentence for disorderly conduct from another incident in February 2012

Schammel reportedly went to Lyle and got into a dispute with a man at the Lyle Body Shop. The complaint then states that police arrived and found Schammel’s father — who said he was defending himself — standing near Schammel’s car with a board.

Schammel said his father was going to give his belongings away if he did not retrieve them. Schammel showed deputies video of the dispute from the vehicle he was driving, which contained a camera, the complaint states. However, the complaint adds that Schammel said the car was not his, and he did not know who it belonged to. Police then found a wrench on the passenger’s seat of that car which was reportedly Schammel’s weapon.

Police arrested Schammel and put him in the squad car, and Schammel attempted to kick out the rear window, according to the complaint.

Schammel was convicted for third-degree murder in 2003 because of his role in a meth lab explosion that killed a man. He was also convicted of fifth-degree domestic assault in November 2009.

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