Ex-WNBA player, Shoni Schimmel was indicted after assaulting a former partner on the Umatilla Indian Reservation back on June 13, 2021. She has been charged with assault by strangulation of an intimate partner and assault resulting in substantial bodily injury.
A day after the assault, Schimmel was arrested and held in the Umatilla County jail for multiple charges. Those charges included felony assault and criminal mischief
Yesterday, Schimmel made her initial appearance in federal court where she pleaded not guilty. Afterward, she was released pending a two-day jury train which is set to begin on June 14, 2022. If she is convicted, Schimmel could face a maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison, as well as three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
Schimmel is the former eighth overall draft pick in 2014 where she went to the Atlanta Dream. She was an All-Star for two seasons with Atlanta and also played with the New York Liberty and Las Vegas Aces.