Man Misses Sentencing – Blames Gas Tank

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Robert Scott Hisel. He missed his sentencing hearing yesterday. Hisel plead no contest to shooting at Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lyle Thomas with a a pellet gun that looked like an assault rifle, and another one that looked like a handgun. The incident, that occurred back in May in Clearlake Oaks, led to a five-hour standoff with law enforcement and a SWAT team. Authorities found two live grenades on his property too. According to Hisel’s defense attorney, he ran out of gas on the way to court. The judge denied a request to not issue a warrant and set a $500,000 bench warrant for Hisel’s arrest on each charge.