Brandon Schiefel faces prison time after drive-by shooting incident

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - A 24-year-old man is going to prison after a drive-by shooting in Ishpeming last year.

A Marquette County judge sentenced Brandon Schiefel Thursday to a minimum of five years to a maximum of 10 years, with a credit of 224 days served, in prison.

Schiefel was charged with assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm at a building and discharging a firearm from a vehicle. He also faced three counts of felonious assault with a dangerous weapon and six counts of felony firearms.

This stems from a drive-by shooting which happened on August 28, 2018, on Iron Street in Ishpeming where several shots were fired at a residence.

"The court is hopeful that some intervention will in the criminal justice system will lead to rehabilitation, but with this kind of criminal offense, also requires the court to focus on the need for retribution, or punishment due to the dangerous nature of the criminal behavior to the community and specifically to the victim in this case,” said Marquette County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Mazzuchi.

Before this incident, Schiefel faced a charge that involved carrying a concealed weapon on August 17, 2018. He was granted a supervision period to avoid conviction, but later violated it. Due to this, the judge believed jail time would help him learn from his mistakes.

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