Ishpeming man sentenced to prison after drive-by shooting


MARQUETTE — Brandon Lee Schiefel, who was charged in relation to the Aug. 28 drive-by shooting at an Ishpeming residence, has been sentenced to serve time in prison.

Judge Jennifer Mazzuchi sentenced Schiefel on Thursday to serve five to 10 years in prison with credit for 224 days served and ordered him to pay fines and costs of $2,233, including $1,967 in restitution, court documents state.

Schiefel, 24, of Ishpeming, was initially charged with 12 felonies in connection to the incident, including assault with intent to murder, a felony punishable by up to life in prison.

The other felonies Schiefel was charged with were: one count of firearm discharge in or at a building, one count of weapon discharge from a vehicle, six counts of felony firearms and three counts of felonious assault with a dangerous weapon, according to court documents.

He pleaded guilty Feb. 20 in 25th Circuit Court to one count of firearm discharge in or at a building and one count of felonious assault with a dangerous weapon, with the remaining charges dropped.

The charges stem from the drive-by shooting that occurred at 635 Iron St. in Ishpeming Aug. 28, police said. No injuries were reported in relation to the incident. Police sought Schiefel as well as two other individuals after the drive-by shooting. Schiefel was arrested Sept. 6 but no charges were brought against the other two subjects, according to court documents.