WARREN — A Sharpsville, Pa., man on Thursday pleaded guilty to felony charges of menacing by stalking and violating a protection order for a series of text messages with the mother of his children that were outside the bounds of a court order.
Tyler Scheidemantle, 29, of McMinn Road, appeared with his attorney Desirae DiPiero before Trumbull Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. Rice, who will sentence the defendant after a background investigation by probation officers.
Scheidemantle faces between six and 30 months in prison.
According to case records, the defendant twice had before violated the protection order filed on behalf of the mother of his children, a 24-year-old Brookfield woman.
A Sept. 9, 2021, Brookfield police report states the woman complained that Scheidemantle continued to harass her via a texting application that was set up only to talk about the custody of the children or medical reasons. The woman submitted examples of 108 texts between Aug. 15 and Sept. 9, 2021, in which Scheidemantle allegedly violated the order.
Among the texts cited were arguments between the two about what school their child should attend; arguments about their sons’ emotions; and arguments about the woman’s boyfriend seeing the children more than the defendant.
At the hearing Thursday, Rice warned the defendant to keep away from the woman or else he could face a maximum prison sentence.
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