Robert Stietz, 66, of Gratiot appeared in Lafayette County Circuit Court on Wednesday, May 28 where he was sentenced to a year in prison and three years of extended supervision upon release for charges related to an incident that occurred in November of 2012 when he got into an armed standoff with two Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wardens.
Stietz was found guilty on one count of resisting or obstructing an officer and one count of intentionally pointing a firearm at a law enforcement officer during a jury trail that was held from March 10-14.
Stietz’s jury convicted him on just those two charges, but he was originally facing six charges in relation to this case: two counts of resisting or obstructing an officer, two counts of intentionally pointing a firearm at a law enforcement officer, one count of 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, and one count of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.
At the sentencing hearing held on May 28, Judge James Beer sentenced Stietz to one year in a state prison and three years of extended supervision for the charge of intentionally pointing a firearm at a law enforcement officer and two years of probation for the resisting or obstructing an officer charge, to be served consecutively to the previous sentence.
Stietz, who filed notice of intent to pursue post-conviction relief on May 28, was transported to Dodge Correctional Facility in Waupun by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, June 3.