A stakeout marks a name off of Vernon County’s most wanted list. Sheriff Jason Mosher says deputies working with Nevada Police officers arrested 33-year old Joshua Schnedler at a home in the southern part of the county. Schneider was wanted on felony warrants for charges ranging from domestic assault to unlawful use of a weapon. The Sheriff said Schnedler had also run from deputies last week during a vehicle pursuit in a truck that was believed to be stolen from Kansas. The pursuit was called off for safety reasons.
After someone spotted the truck, law enforcement put the area under surveillance and obtained a search warrant. The sheriff’s office says Schnedler was found hiding in a barn, and arrested at gun point. Deputies say they found a loaded gun and a substance believed to be crystal meth near Schnedler. The search also found three stolen vehicles, two trailers, a utility trailer, a generator and seized two rifles, one shotgun, and three handguns. Mosher said three of the firearms were loaded. The Sheriff said his deputies spent a good part of Thursday contacting victims to let them know their property had been recovered and would soon be returned to them.
Schnedler is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail on three felony warrants, and one misdemeanor warrant for charges of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of unlawful use of a firearm, two counts of tampering with a motor vehicle, one count of resisting/interfering with arrest, domestic assault, and multiple traffic violations.