Today, Johnson County Attorney, Rick Smith, filed an Information in the Johnson County District Court charging Patrick Schroeder with first degree murder and using a deadly weapon to commit a felony. The State has filed a Notice of Aggravating Circumstances alleging that Schroeder was previously convicted of another murder or a crime involving the use or threat of violence to the person, or has a substantial prior history of serious assaultive or terrorizing criminal activity. In filing a Notice of Aggravating Circumstances, Schroeder is eligible for the death penalty.
Schroeder is accused of causing the death of Terry Berry, Jr. on April 15, 2017. Schroeder is scheduled to appear in Johnson County District Court on June 20, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.