John Schacht Arrested after Alleged Battery Incident

John Schacht

A man was arrested after police received a call regarding an alleged battery incident in the 8900 block of South Birch Street in Monterey on March 8. According to the police report, Karen Barnett told police that she had been battered and her life threatened by 50-year-old John Schacht. She told police that on March 7, Schacht punched her in the back of the head and told her he was going to kill her.

Barnett went on to say that she could not contact anyone for help on the day of the incident because Schacht injected her in the left arm with an unknown substance, but admitted to using methamphetamine with Schacht. She then told police that Schacht had drugs in the home.

When police investigated the home to speak with Schacht, they found two uncapped syringes with a clear liquid substance, but did not immediately find him. After checking the remaining area of the home with the permission of Schacht’s mother, Elmyra Schacht, police located him hiding underneath the bed and was placed into custody. While he was being arrested, he claimed that the syringes belonged to Barnett, and denied the charges against him.

Schacht faces charges of Intimidation as a Class D felony, Possession of a Syringe as a Class D felony, Confinement as a Class D felony, and Battery as a Class A misdemeanor. His bond was set at $50,000.