FDL Man Charged for June 4th Standoff That Shutdown I-94 in Waukesha County
A Fond du Lac man is facing three felonies and four misdemeanors
after a standoff earlier this month that closed a portion of Interstate 94 in
Waukesha County. Nathan J. Halfmann is facing felony charges of Being a Felon
in Possession of a Firearm, Failure to Comply with an Officer, and Theft. Misdemeanor
charges he faces include three counts of “Intentionally Pointing a Firearm at Another”
and one count of Operating a Vehicle Without the Owners Consent.
Police say Halfmann and a passenger, Kalin Sunde, were
involved in a chase in a stolen van that a DNR warden had approached for being
illegally parked in a state park. The chase went north on Highway 67 and ended on
the overpass over the Interstate. Halfmann barricaded himself in the van and
alleged that he was holding Sunde hostage. After several hours of negotiations,
tactical gas was used to get the suspects out of the van. Halfmann was shot
three times by officers as he ran from the van with a gun pointed at Sunde. He has
been hospitalized since the standoff.
Halfmann made his initial appearance in Waukesha County
Court last Thursday and is being held on a $100,000 cash bond. He’s due back in
court for a Preliminary Hearing on August 1st.