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Scheidler breaks man's jaw, avoids jail
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A man who broke another man’s jaw when he punched him in the face will serve no jail time for the assault, although he will get time behind bars for violating his probation.
The man, James Allen Scheidler, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of aggravated assault. He was given a six-year sentence on the felony assault count but was placed on full probation for the six years, although he was ordered to make restitution to his victim and pay his medical bills.
His jail time comes for violating the probation he was on for a prior assault. He will be required to serve 175 days on that violation.
His felony assault charge was brought after he punched Steven Lee Wade while he was standing outside Village Car Wash. Wade said he was standing next to a friend’s truck when Scheidler came up and punched him in the jaw. Wade said he has no idea why the suspect slugged him.
The charge became a felony after it was learned Wade had suffered a jaw fracture from the punch and had also suffered a shattered eye socket which prompted him to be taken to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga for surgery.
Scheidler has asked the court help him get drug treatment while he is in jail.