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Schaller Avoids Prison For February Incident

Forrest Schaller
Forrest Schaller
Credit Forest County Sheriff

An Armstrong Creek man has avoided prison time but will be jailed for a February incident at his home in Forest County.

A first-degree attempted homicide charge was dropped against 52 year old Forrest Schaller. Schaller was arrested after gunshots were fired February 3 at a Dallman Road residence. Two people were found unhurt in the home.

In a plea bargain, Forest County Circuit Court Judge Leon Stenz dismissed the attempted homicide charge, accepted charges of recklessly endangering safety and a felon in possession of weapon. Judge Stenz also dismissed charges of obstructing an officer and having a weapon while intoxicated.

Stenz sentence Schaller to 8 years probation with one year in the county jail, he must maintain absolute sobriety, a $2500 fine plus a domestic violence surcharge, 250 hours of community service and counseling.