Christopher Allen Scheibe to five years in prison, suspending all but the 123 days he had served, and ordered him to repay the county Police Department $2,500 for the cost of responding to the hoax. Scheibe also was sentenced to five years' probation
Scheibe entered an Alford plea to one count of making a false statement regarding the use of a destructive device, meaning that he did not admit guilt but conceded that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him. Prosecutors dropped four other charges.
Scheibe, of the 600 block of Jumpers Hole Road, called police Sept. 8 and identified himself as Sgt. Joseph Anthony Ramirez, who had returned from his third tour of duty in Iraq to find that his wife had cheated on him and taken their two children to Michigan, according to charging documents.
He told police that he and three other disgruntled Iraq war veterans, equipped with an assault rifle with a high-powered scope and 30 rounds of ammunition, had barricaded themselves with five hostages in his home . He said he wanted flak jackets sent to all troops in Iraq and demanded to speak with the president. He said he was ready to die if police did not comply.
After closing roads and bringing in a special-response team, police determined that the elaborate scenario was a hoax.