An Austin man who was found with a total of 4.33 grams of heroin after he was found driving a stolen vehicle in Austin in September of 2020 has been sentenced to prison time in Mower County District Court.
30-year old Steven Regino Schwering was sentenced to 17 months in prison for a felony charge of theft, taking and driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. He was also sentenced to a year and a day in prison for a felony 5th degree drug possession charge. Judge Christa Dailey determined that Schwering can serve the terms concurrently, and a felony 3rd degree drug possession charge for possessing over three grams of heroin, and a petty misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia in the case were dismissed after Schwering pleaded guilty to the two felony charges in October of 2020.
Schwering was also sentenced last Tuesday to 19 months in prison for a felony 5th degree drug possession charge stemming from an incident that took place on December 18th 2020, and he was also sentenced to 19 months in prison for a felony charge of theft, taking, using or transferring movable property without consent stemming from the same incident. Schwering pleaded guilty to the two charges in April of 2021, and he was convicted on the charges on May 20th. Judge Christa Daily determined that Schwering will be able to serve the two prison terms concurrently, and Schwering was also convicted and sentenced last Tuesday to a term of 60 months in prison for a felony charge of being a violent felon in possession of a firearm stemming from an incident that took place on June 3rd, 2021. Schwering was also convicted and sentenced to 15 months in prison for a felony 5th degree drug possession charge, possess Schedule 1,2,3, 4, not small amount of marijuana. Schwering pleaded guilty to the two charges on Tuesday, August 30th, and Judge Dailey ruled that Schwering could also serve those two prison sentences concurrently.
Two felony charges for being a violent felony in possession of firearm ammunition were dismissed with Schwering’s guilty pleas.