Schueller faces long list of charges
A Sussex County Grand Jury indicted Schueller April 8 on 18 charges related to a crime spree, police chase and alleged threat toward a police officer before the incident ended with the officer's gunshot.
Schueller was charged with aggravated menacing, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, disregarding a police officer signal, leaving the scene of property collision accident, reckless driving, malicious mischief by motor vehicle and traffic charges in connection with the police chase.
He also faces a battery of charges in connection with crimes at several Route 1 businesses committed Feb. 18: Theft less than $1,500 when Schueller entered Auto Equity Loans on Coastal Highway at noon Feb. 18 and fled with a bank bag containing an undisclosed amount of money; shoplifting of less than $1,500 when he entered Famous Footwear in the Seaside Outlets at 5:17 p.m. Feb. 18 and fled with two boxes of Nikes; shoplifting of less than $1,500 when he entered Uncle Willies Texaco on Coastal Highway at 6:12 p.m., took lottery tickets and fled; and third-degree burglary, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, possession of burglar tools, theft less than $1,500 when he broke the front door glass of the Safeway Gas Station at 7:56 p.m. on Route 1. Once inside, police said, Schueller took lottery tickets and drove away in his Jeep. A surveillance camera caught the Jeep on tape.
Schueller also faces a shoplifting charge for less than $1,500 when police said he entered Rehoboth Cigarette Outlet on Miller Road at 9:18 a.m. Feb. 19 and fled with lottery tickets.
He faces theft of services, criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass when he went to Blue Hen Towing on New Road at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 19 and drove away with his Jeep, Shavack said.