The younger daughter of a prominent couple slain last year in New Franklin was taken to the Summit County Jail on Tuesday morning after missing a court-ordered appointment in her felony drug case.
Chelsea Lynn Schobert, 19, had her bond revoked and was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies during a brief appearance before Common Pleas Judge Christine Croce.
She had been scheduled for sentencing Tuesday afternoon on her plea last month to one count of trafficking in cocaine. But she skipped out on a court-ordered interview that was to have been part of a pre-sentence investigation report by county authorities.
Croce set Schobert’s new sentencing for Tuesday at 9 a.m. She will remain in custody at the jail until then.
The third-degree trafficking felony carries a potential sentence of nine months to three years in prison.
Schobert and Chauncy L. Williams of Akron, a co-defendant in the drug case, were arrested in February at an apartment rented by Schobert on Redcrest Lane in the Newport Landings area of Coventry Township.
They were later indicted on one count each of trafficking in cocaine and cocaine possession. A sheriff’s report identified the drug as crack, in an amount exceeding 27 grams. It was enough to elevate both charges to first-degree felonies.
Williams, 32, already was sentenced. He got four years and six months in prison for his guilty plea to trafficking in cocaine and a weapons offense.
Schobert’s parents, prominent area attorney Jeffrey Schobert and his wife, Margaret, a well-known charitable volunteer, were beaten to death in April 2013 at their Portage Lakes home in New Franklin.
Accused killer Shawn Eric Ford Jr., 19, was Chelsea Schobert’s boyfriend at the time. Ford was indicted on multiple counts of aggravated murder and death penalty specifications. His Summit County trial is scheduled for September.
In the days leading up to the slayings, Chelsea Schobert suffered a concussion from a beating and was hospitalized. It is believed that Ford attacked her.
Authorities have said that Jeff and Margaret Schobert wanted to bring an end to their daughter’s relationship with Ford and that it might have been a factor in their deaths.
Ed Meyer can be reached at 330-996-3784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.