UPDATE: Man Convicted of Shooting Deputy Gets 40 Years Prison

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
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A 28-year-old Taylor County man convicted of shooting a deputy last year will spend 40 years in prison followed by 20 years extended supervision.

Investigators say Alexander Schneider shot Taylor County Deputy Chad Kowalczyk in the stomach Sept. 8, 2013. Deputy Kowalczyk was responding to the report of restraining order violation when the incident happened.

During an initial interview with investigators, Schneider is reported to have said his first shot was intended for the [deputy's] face.

Deputy Kowalczyk was released from the hospital about a week after the incident.

Court documents also say Schneider admitted he was under the influence synthetic marijuana during the incident and was feeling suicidal.

The sentencing combined five open criminal cases.

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