Written by Kaitlyn McClanahan
Monday, 02 December 2013 10:41


Brian Edward Schalmo, 40, of Lutts, was arrested on Oct. 15, 2013 on charges of Reckless Endangerment, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, and Manufacture, Delivery, Sale or Possession of between .5 ounces and 10lbs of Schedule VI (Marijuana). According to the Sheriff’s Office report, Deputy Kevin Clayton and Deputy Dale Palmer were dispatched to the residence of Schalmo’s mother on Howell Lane in Lutts on reports that Schalmo was an unregistered sex offender who had pulled a gun on and threatened his neighbor. The deputies had dispatch run Schalmo’s name through NCIC and got a hit out of Wisconsin, where Schalmo had been convicted of Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in December 1994.

When the deputy spoke with the neighbors, they stated that Schalmo was angry with one of them about taking a job from him. They reported that Schalmo had threatened them with the gun, saying he was going to put a bullet in someone’s head and fired a round out his front door. One of the men walked over to the house to calm Schalmo down, but he pointed the gun at the man. The other neighbor then snuck up behind Schalmo and tackled him to the ground to retrieve the gun and call 911.

Lt. Donnie Carroll arrived on the scene to assist and as the deputies approached the home to speak with Schalmo. They reported an overwhelming odor of marijuana and as the deputies detained Schalmo inside the home, one deputy noticed a large marijuana plant in Schalmo’s bedroom. They received written permission from Schalmo’s mother to search the home and discovered 9 marijuana plants, 6 bags containing marijuana, 2 trays of a dehydrator full of marijuana, a gallon pickle jar half full of marijuana, as well as a Ritz cracker tin and a Circus tin full of marijuana. There were also several items of drug paraphernalia in the home, including 2 pipes for smoking marijuana, a pack of rolling papers, two bongs used for smoking marijuana, a grinder and a set of scales. Deputies also found a straw, which Schalmo admitted to using for the smoking of methamphetamine.

Schalmo was booked into the Wayne County Jail on $32,500 bond and is on hold to be sent to Wisconsin for further charges.