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By Dustin Phillips on
July 10, 2017
December 20, 2020

Two brothers have been jailed after a fight that ended when one of them accidentally shot their mother.

Warr Acres police say they were called to the scene of the shooting in response to a fight between brothers David Anthony Schlienz, 30, and Michael Wayne    Schlienz, 32.

At some point during their argument, one of the brothers grabbed a rifle and fired it, accidentally shooting their mother. The woman was transported to    the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. She was treated and released.

The brothers, however, were both arrested.

David Schlienz was arrested on complaints of possession of stolen property, reckless conduct with a firearm, and possession of a firearm    after prior felony conviction.

Michael Schlienz was arrested on complaints of domestic assault and battery by strangulation, destruction of property, possession of a firearm after prior    felony conviction, obstructing a police officer, and public intoxication.

As the arrest complaints indicate, both brothers have faced felony charges before. In fact, at the time of their arrests, both brothers were on probation    for domestic violence or related crimes.

In 2010, David Schlienz was charged with domestic abuse and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The domestic abuse charge was dismissed, and he was    given a 10-year deferred sentence for assault and battery with a deadly weapon. He was also ordered to complete a 12-week anger    management course and get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow-up as part of his probation.

Michael Schlienz's criminal record is a bit more extensive. In 2009, he was convicted in Cleveland County of domestic abuse by strangulation and sentenced    to 3 years with all but one year suspended. In 2011, he was given a one-year deferred sentence for selling alcohol to a minor in Oklahoma County. In    2012, he was convicted of marijuana possession in Cleveland County and sentenced to one year with all but 30 days suspended. The year 2013 saw another    domestic abuse conviction; this    time, he was sentenced to 4 years with 2 suspended. And in 2016, he was charged again with domestic assault and battery. He was convicted earlier this    year in Oklahoma County and given a 10-year suspended sentence.

Online court records do not reflect that either brother has yet been charged in connection with the current case.    


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