FAIRFIELD — The Solano County jail inmate who’s accused of trying to escape by dousing three sheriff’s deputies with flame retardant from a fire extinguisher was in court briefly Monday.
Michael J. Schabert, 24, may take a plea deal put forward by prosecutors, but that decision is on hold until Schabert’s next court appearance, scheduled May 5.
Schabert was being taken back to jail after a brief court appearance Feb. 10 when authorities say he made a brief and failed effort to flee. He has pleaded not guilty to seven felony charges that include escape, three counts of assaulting peace officers and three counts of injuring peace officers while resisting arrest.
The three deputies who captured Schabert in a brief struggle were all treated for minor injuries and all three returned to work the next day.
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