Posted Dec 22, 2010 07:30 pm CST
A general contractor who claims he lost his home due to an inappropriate case consolidation that ruined him financially has been charged with shooting at the home of the California judge who made the consolidation ruling, while both the judge and his wife were inside.
No one was hit by the bullet, but Ryker William Schenck, 48, was charged yesterday in a criminal complaint with shooting at an inhabited dwelling, according to the Associated Press and the Marin Independent Journal.
Schenck allegedly pulling up in front of Marin County Superior Court Commissioner Randolph Heubach’s home in San Anselmo on Dec. 10 in a white truck and fired the shot around 6:40 p.m.. Heubach chased the truck in his own car after the incident and got a license plate number, which authorities traced to Schenck, as an earlier Marin Independent Journal article details.
After San Anselmo police found the unoccupied 1999 Isuzu and impounded it, Schenck is accused of stealing it back from the corporation yard. He had been living in the vehicle, authorities say.
Schenck was also charged in yesterday’s complaint with hit-and-run driving, concerning two cars he allegedly hit in front of Heubach’s home around the time of the shooting, as well as vehicle theft, destruction of evidence and vandalism.
The articles don’t include any comment from him or his counsel.