Schouveller Sentenced to 120 Days in Jail for Burglaries

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 10:54 am

shouveller1Judge Krista Martin told Michael Schouvller, 18, that she wants to see him again under only two circumstances, for jury duty or doing community work.

The teen from Pine City was sentenced, Friday, to 120 days in jail for his role in a string of burglaries of area bars between August and October. He is also ordered to pay over $12,000 in fines and restitution to the establishments. He is also on five years probation.

He said in court, Friday, “I’m very sorry to all the victims…I definitely learned my lesson.”

Schouveller appeared in court with his attorney William Robyt.  Robyt says his client is committed to turning his life around for the better.

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Schouveller pleaded guilty in February to three counts of Third Degree Burglary and one count of Fifth Degree Burglary.  He, along with three other teens (Kaitlyn Nosbush, Spencer Knutson, and Derek Marihart) robbed The Cricket Bar (Rock Creek) on October 7th, Ryders Bar & Grill (Henriette) on October 7th, Maverick’s Bar (E. of Beroun) on September 30th, The Time Out Sports Bar & Grill (Pine City) on September 30th.

Robyt says his client plans on enrolling in a two-year college and may pursue playing junior hockey.  Schouveller is a former member of the Pine City hockey team.

Judge Martin sent a stern message to Schouveller.  She said, “You did do a tremendous amount of damage to this community,” adding “this was a big deal.”

Martin also told the teen that he can not let alcohol and drugs effect his life forcing him to make “stupid decisions.”

A pre-sentence investigation discussed in court indicates that Schouveller has been clean for seven months.  Martin said, “I am prepared to believe all the good information about you.”

Schouveller plans to report to jail on Monday.

Marihart is the only other of the four teens to receive a sentence.  He served 90 days in jail. Marihart was not involved in the burglary of the Village Inn.  Sentencing for  Nosbush is April 13th.  Knutson is due back in court for sentencing on May 8th at 10 a.m.

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