Man sentenced to two years in prison for shooting at wife

A Louisa County man will spend two years in prison for firing a gun at his wife.

John Schlough, 34, came to his wife’s house intoxicated on Sept. 30, 2019. After a verbal argument, the woman told a sheriff’s deputy, she “smacked” Schlough.

She said he responded by first pushing her in the kitchen, then into a bedroom where he pulled a gun on her and asked if she was ready to die. He subsequently fired one shot that went past her face. The victim then hid in a bathroom until law enforcement arrived.

Schlough pleaded guilty in Louisa Circuit Court on Jan. 30 to malicious wounding. He was initially charged with attempted murder. 

Judge Timothy Sanner sentenced Schlough on July 15 to five years in prison with three years suspended. Schlough also was given suspended sentences for assault and battery and firing a gun inside the house.

Last updated at 2:20 p.m. on July 15.

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