Angel Schat’s attorney says, “There was no abduction”

inyocourthouseTo allegations that his client, Angel Schat, abducted her son, attorney Rick Wood said she complied with the legally agreed-on custody order in terms of travel. He expects to clear up the misunderstanding at a court hearing on Monday.

Wood said that the father filed for an emergency order giving him custody. He said the judge declined to issue that order Friday and instead ordered a hearing Monday. Attorney Wood explained that the arrest warrant on Angel Schat was issued “based on the allegation that the mother abducted her child.” Wood said there was no abduction. He said Ms. Schat “has sole physical custody of her son and there is no limit on travel.”

Wood made the distinction between travel and relocation. He said if Schat had been relocating with her son, she would have had to get permission from the father. Wood said she was visiting Reno. Wood further said that Angel Schat let the father know she was going to Reno. He repeated that the legally agreed upon custody order does not restrict travel.

A Bishop Police press release said they received information that Schat “might be at the Reno/Tahoe International Airport in Reno.” The release also said that video surveillance showed Schat and the child leaving the airport. Schat was stopped and arrested around the Walker Lake area by Mineral County Nevada deputies.

The arrest was apparently based on the father’s complaint that he believed Angel Schat was trying to leave the state. Wood added that the father, Sean Singleton, has spent “85% of the child’s life in prison.” He said the child, 4-year-old Sjon Paul, has spent every night of his life with his mother.

When Schat was arrested, the boy was handed over to his father, who is restricted from leaving the Eastern Sierra.

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Mark
Mark
8 years ago

I’m probably guilty of the mean comments, so I’ll knock it off.

I’ll be curious if Wayne can own up to the useless j/k

Pedro
Pedro
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Maybe we should all ask ourselves “What would Mongo say?”

Group hug everyone? At least the Demolition Derby brings us all together once a year.

DESCO
DESCO
8 years ago

Benett, Maybe time to cut some people off. Free speech does not imply you can make mean, disparaging, offensive comments just to set someone off. That’s bullying. A lot of people do not want to join in what should be intelligent, civil dialog just to be insulted, consistently, by a… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  DESCO

Thank you. I completely agree. Benett Kessler

Dee Younger
Dee Younger
8 years ago

Don’t think this is the right forum for discussing complex legal and family issues. This stuff should be worked out in private or court mediations.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Dee Younger

Dee, I totally agree. Let the Judge handle the issues. Benett Kessler

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

What? Does this discussion end on your last comment Benett? If so, it ant right!

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Speculation on the facts is unproductive. We’ll be getting a report on what happened in court. BK

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

If all the posters here compared notes on another forum it would clearly show Benett is biased.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

It’s not bias. It’s a dislike for useless, mean comments. Benett Kessler

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

That’s some pretty powerful accusations. I thought you got a ticket for not having your kid in a car seat. Child endangerment is a real stretch.

indethinker
indethinker
8 years ago

it sounds like the authorities acted in the best interests of the child, isn’t that what is the most important !

In the know
In the know
8 years ago

Submitted by Therese Hankel, attorney of Sean Singleton Angel Schat had removed all of her belongings from her home. She was in the process of relocating. She was trying to get her brother to lend her money to fly out of the Eastern Sierra, and she did NOT have the… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
8 years ago

Does Eastern Sierra include Reno?

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

No. Inyo and Mono. BK

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Call off the dogs, she really is his mother!