A 30-year-old Sturgeon Bay man could face charges of attempted homicide, hit and run involving great bodily harm, and several other charges in connection with an incident that took place over the weekend on Sturgeon Bay's west side.
It happened Saturday around 3 a.m. in the 800 block of West Oak Street.
According to a release from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department:
On Saturday, June 23, at approximately 3:00 AM, Sturgeon Bay Police were dispatched to the 800 block of West Oak Street for a disturbance involving a weapon. Information provided to responding officers indicated a handgun was involved in this disturbance. As officers arrived, the suspect vehicle, driven by a 30 year old Sturgeon Bay man left the scene at a high rate of speed. An officer from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department and a deputy from the Door County Sheriff’s Department attempted to stop the man but he fled at a high rate of speed southbound on Highway 42/57. The pursuit came to an end on Hwy 42/57 near County Road Y. The man was taken into custody without incident.
As other officers arrived at the residence and investigated the disturbance, they found an adult female lying in the driveway unconscious with severe injuries. Investigating officers learned from witnesses, the disturbance occurred between two males and two females which led to both males fighting one another on the front lawn of the residence. At one point, according to a witness, the 30 year old Sturgeon Bay man reached for a handgun that was in the trunk of his vehicle. The man then got into his vehicle and attempted to run down the other male but was unsuccessful. The suspect then turned the vehicle towards the female victim, striking her and dragged her under the vehicle for approximately 25 feet. The victim was transported by EMS to Door County Medical Center for treatment. Her condition is not known.
The suspect is being held in the Door County Jail on a $150,000 cash bond. Potential charges include attempted first-degree intentional homicide, operating while intoxicated-causing injury, hit and run involving great bodily harm, knowingly operating a vehicle without a license causing great bodily harm, substantial battery, eluding an officer, felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct.
The man is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Monday, July 2 at 10 a.m. before Door County Judge Peter Diltz.