Kenneth Schoff, 35, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to charges of Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine and Habitual Offender. He had pleaded guilty to the charges in an earlier hearing where the prosecutor and the defense left the sentencing recommendation up to Judge Robert Bowen.
Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman argued for the maximum time allowed in prison, noting Schoff’s nine prior felony convictions and over 12 motions to revoke probation. It was also noted that Schoff had been sentenced in previous court settings to over 16 years in prison in the past 20 years.
Judge Bowen sentenced Schoff to 20 years on the conspiracy charge and 30 years for being an habitual offender. Those sentences will be served consecutively for a total of 50 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections.
The most recent incident which landed him in jail was a methamphetamine sale to a confidential informant.