Garry Schumacher's ongoing legal battle to prevent Shawnette Andreason, the biological mother of his seven-year-old daughter Madison, from having supervised visits with the child, notched another hiccup Tuesday when Hennepin County Judge Patrick Robben postponed the defiant father's jail sentence, ordering him again to comply with a court order.
Heading into the hearing, the 36-year-old Schumacher had vowed to do jail time rather than facilitate the supervised meetings between Madison and Andreason. He'd been found in contempt of court in March for failing to cooperate, saying, "I can't do something I believe will harm my child and my family. I'd rather go to jail than potentially put her in harm's way."
According to Schumacher, Robben kicked off yesterday's hearing "by mentioning he was aware of the [City Pages] article [from earlier in the day]," yet he wasn't going to use it as evidence or allow it to sway his decisions "one way or the other."
The judge then proceeded to pass out copies, says Schumacher.
In an email to City Pages, Schumacher writes, "I am not in jail at the moment.... I am ordered to report for my two week sentence on May 20th unless I complete the intake process at perspectives and pay the $50 fee they require. Supplying the court with documentation of such will satisfy the order and a review hearing will take place June 19th."
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