Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced that Dennis Patrick Schultz, 54, of Pasadena, who failed to appear for his August 11, 2015 sentencing, was apprehended in Boerne, Texas by local Kendall County law enforcement. Schultz pled guilty on June 23rd to attempted second-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. He was convicted of shooting his wife’s boyfriend, Joe Krauss, of Crownsville, in February.
“We got him,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams. “Criminals can’t escape the long arm of the law stretching from Anne Arundel County, Maryland. I’d like to commend our Sheriff’s office for leading the charge in this nationwide manhunt. My office has begun the extradition process to hold this criminal accountable here in Maryland. He will now face additional charges of second-degree escape.”
Schultz was found asleep in the cargo area of his brown Chevrolet Blazer at a rest stop West bound on Interstate 10 in Boerne, Texas. When officers ran his license plate, they discovered the vehicle had stolen tags, ran his name, and found that he had an outstanding warrant in Anne Arundel County. They apprehended Schultz without incident. He is now being held at the Kendall County Adult Detention Facility. The extradition process could take up to 90 days, but Schultz could be in Maryland as early as next week.
On February 24th, after Schultz and his wife Sandy argued, he later called to meet in person. Sandy allowed him into her parent’s home around 1:30am on February 25th, where Schultz pulled out a .32 caliber handgun and opened fire on boyfriend Kraus shooting him in the arm. Schultz then pointed the gun at Sandy and she begged him not to shoot her. He left the premises with no other shots fired. Schultz was arrested later that day, admitting to the crime with the handgun in his possession. Schultz had served jail time from the time of his arrest prior to his June 23rd plea hearing. Anne Arundel County Judge Michele Jaklitsch then placed Schultz on house arrest, ordering him to wear an ankle bracelet, with the condition that he appear for his sentencing hearing. A warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to appear for his sentencing.