UPDATE: Johnny Schultz sentenced to three years of probation

20-year-old accused of plotting to shoot up two high schools in Fulton County
Published: Mar. 7, 2022 at 4:28 PM EST
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UPDATE: Johnny Schultz has been sentenced to three years of probation after a judge accepted the 20-year-old’s agreement to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.

“There is no threat to the public anymore. This kid is completely changed. He’s not going to go down that dark path anymore,” remarked Joseph Bauer, one of Schultz’s defense attorneys.

Violating probation terms could put Schultz in prison for as many as 18 years, said Fulton County Prosecutor Mike Marrs.

“I don’t expect [him] to do anything because I think this has been a big wake-up call,” added Marrs.

Bauer told the judge that Schultz has been thriving with the structure he has had while incarcerated. The judge said Schultz’s numerous probation terms include getting a GED and continuing mental health treatment.

Schultz - who Bauer and Marrs say - showed plans of moving to St. Joseph County, Mich., will have his probation monitored by Fulton County officials.

Schultz’s co-defendant, Donny Robin, Jr., pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in 2021 and currently is serving eight years in prison on a 17-year sentence.

Marrs said it is possible Robin’s sentence could be modified

ORIGINAL STORY:

ROCHESTER, Ind. (WNDU) - A judge has accepted Johnny Schultz’s guilty plea.

The 20-year-old is accused of plotting to shoot up two high schools in Fulton County. Schultz was just 18 when police arrested him in July 2020.

Schultz originally faced two conspiracy to commit murder charges, as well as four Level 6 felonies for intimidation and drug possession. But the first trial resulted in a hung jury.

During the retrial back in February, Schultz took a plea deal for one count of conspiracy to commit murder at Rochester High School.

His sentencing was scheduled for Monday afternoon.

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