Sheila Fandrick, a 61-year-old Lansing Township woman, was recently arrested after she allegedly shot at the driver of a snow plow she had hired to work at her residence in the 700 block of Dryer Farm Road.
According to police, the 55-year-old driver of the snow plow said that at around midnight, Fandrick fired a round at him from inside her house, the bullet lodging in a passenger seat after shattering the snow plow’s window. Lansing Township police attempted to take the woman into custody, but she refused to leave. The Michigan State Police Emergency Services Team was then called in to assist, and Fandrick was arrested before being taken to Mason’s Ingham County Jail.
News reports did not reveal the motivation for the shooting. Fandrick was arraigned on one charge of felonious assault in Ingham County District Court on Sunday, January 27. Court records indicate that she posted a $7,500 bond on Monday. Fandrick was also ordered by Judge Thomas Boyd to surrender all firearms to Lansing Township police. A pretrial conference is scheduled for February 5, followed by a February 7 preliminary examination.
Michigan criminal defense lawyers know that individuals convicted on charges of felonious assault may face up to $2,000 in fines and four years in prison. Additionally, if it is determined the crime was committed in a weapon-free school area, the penalties become even more harsh, including fines of up to $6,000 and a possible 150 hours of community service. Not only do individuals who are convicted of serious crimes face possible jail time and steep fines, a criminal record will negatively impact career and employment opportunities as well as other areas of your life.
Individuals who are accused of felonious assault or any serious or violent crime must protect their legal rights by consulting with an aggressive Michigan criminal defense attorney, who will work to keep you out of jail/prison and minimize the potential damage to your life.