On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Schmeelk to 10 years in prison and another 10 years of probation upon his release, according to prosecutors.
Schmeelk, 51, was convicted in April of aggravated assault and reckless conduct.
“That man was hunting down his stepdaughter,” said Rachel Hines, one of the prosecutors on the case.
The trouble started about 9 p.m. on March 25, 2016, when the couple was arguing. Emmett told her stepfather to leave her mother alone and go to bed because he was intoxicated, the warrant says.
He went into his bedroom, got his .45-caliber Colt Commander and chambered a round.
In the driveway, Schmeelk pointed the gun at his wife’s face and “told her he was going to shoot her if she didn’t not let go of his shirt when she was trying to stop him from shooting ... at her daughter,” the warrant said.
Schmeelk has been in Cobb jail since that night and will get credit for the 450 or so days he has already served.
“This was a nightmare for these women, and not once did he show remorse for terrorizing them,” Hines said.
In other news:
Inmates Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe appeared before a judge in Putnam County Wednesday morning.