By: Chad Sokol, spokesman.com
The town marshal of Springdale, Washington, faces criminal charges for allegedly ramming a woman’s car during a high-speed pursuit and then lying about it to Stevens County sheriff’s investigators.
Todd M. Schauls, 36, was hired as marshal – Springdale’s sole law enforcement officer – in early 2018 but never completed basic training for a Washington state law enforcement certification.
Prosecutors last week charged Schauls with reckless driving, reckless endangerment, lying under oath and making false or misleading statements to a public servant. Each charge is a gross misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.