Reliance man gets suspended time for DUI, assaulting officer
KENNEBEC — A Reliance man charged in August with pointing a gun at people in a bar and assaulting law enforcement has been given suspended sentences for two misdemeanor offenses.
Troy Schindler, 57, pleaded guilty in January to a first-offense DUI and simple assault against a law enforcement officer and was given one- and two-year suspended sentences, respectively, in March.
Law enforcement responded on Aug. 30 to a Reliance bar where Schindler had been reported to be threatening people with a gun while intoxicated. According to court documents, Schindler was alleged to have then gotten into his vehicle and driven it toward people who were worried Schindler might run into their vehicle or shoot them, beginning a chase. Schindler was alleged not to have had a license at the time.
Schindler was later located at his home. Officers reportedly carried him to a patrol vehicle when he would not comply. He was reported to have kicked at officers during the arrest and at the Brule County Jail.
Schindler was initially charged with five felonies and five misdemeanors, including three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault against a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, a second-offense DUI, reckless driving, disorderly conduct and driving without a valid license.
Schindler was sentenced to four years probation for the simple assault charge, and his driver's license was revoked for 30 days for the DUI. He was ordered to pay a total of $1,117.90 in fines, court costs and prosecution costs.