Drive-by shooter due in court
ISHPEMING — An Ishpeming man who was arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred on Aug. 28 at 635 Iron St. in Ishpeming will be sentenced Thursday.
Brandon Lee Schiefel, 24, was arrested in September without incident on a 12-count felony warrant issued by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office, according to a press release issued by the Ishpeming Police Department.
The charges include one count each of assault with intent to commit murder, discharge of a firearm in or at a building and discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, along with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon/felonious assault and six counts of felony firearms. The maximum charge of assault with intent to commit murder carries a penalty of up to life in prison.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
Schiefel and two others fled the scene in a Buick, which was later found abandoned on South Second Street in Ishpeming, according to previous reports.
Ishpeming police officers searched the area with assistance from the Michigan State Police and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office.
After the suspects were found and interviewed, Schiefel was the only person arrested in connection to the incident.