On January 21st, 2016 an indictment was handed down on the Defendant (Christian Charles Shenk) for: Attempted Second Degree Murder, Assault-First Degree, Firearm Use/Felony/ Violent Crime and Reckless Endangerment on the victim Bruce Howard, a process server in Prince Georges County Maryland. Trial was held in the Circuit Court For Carroll County Maryland on January 18th, 2017, where Sherk was found guilty of Reckless Endangerment and given 5 years in jail. The judge suspended 4 years and 6 month of that sentence, and Shenk ended up serving 6 months in jail with 5 years of supervised probation when he is was released in July, 2017.
What so ironic about this case is that Shenk actually fired his weapon several times striking Howard's white Ford Crown Victoria, which looked like a police car. As an experienced weapons expert, I find it extremely difficult to draw a weapon on another human being, but to pull the trigger makes this person a threat to all.
Christian Shenk who we remember as an angry recipient of court documents, served by a civil process server, retaliated in the worst imaginable way. It was reported, that Shenk went into his garage and emerge with a rifle, firing several shots into the victim's car.
On August 8th, 2016, Shenk is scheduled to appear in court in Carroll County and is facing Attempted Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Firearm Use / Felony / Violent Crime, and Reckless Endangerment. The Firearm Use is in the commission of a serious violent crime which makes it a felony. Shenk who is 41 could face life in prison if convicted. He is represented by counsel and is currently out on 100k bond. This serves as an alert to Process Servers everywhere, be mindful of the people you serve because you never know what's in another person's heart or what's on their mind.
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