Additional bail conditions set in domestic incident

Man accused of reckless endangerment, threatening to shoot dog
Warren Bluhm
Oconto County Times Herald Editor

Additional conditions were placed on a Bonduel man’s bail accused of wielding a rifle during an argument and threatening to shoot a woman’s dog in the town of Chase.

Colton D. Brede, 25, was arrested after the altercation and charged with felony possession of a machine gun, second-degree reckless endangerment, and seven misdemeanor counts: carrying a firearm while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (second offense), endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, dognapping, intentional mistreatment of animals, and two counts of disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Oconto County Circuit Court, when the woman returned home the morning of Nov. 3 after spending the night at a friend’s house, Brede allegedly met her vehicle in her driveway with his pickup truck, forcing her down the driveway and bumping her vehicle several times.

He got out of his truck yelling and threatened to shoot out and/or slash her tires, pulling an AR-15 rifle and pointing it at the tires, the complaint said. He also allegedly grabbed the car keys out of her hand and threw them into the woods.

Brede is also accused of grabbing the family dog by the neck, tossing it into his truck and threatening to shoot it. When the woman’s mother heard the commotion and went toward the truck to grab his other guns, he pushed her into the side of the vehicle, according to the complaint.

When he spoke with deputies, Brede said he was upset that the woman had broken up with him, admitted he threatened to shoot out her tires but denied threatening to shoot the dog or anyone else, and a preliminary breath test indicated he had a blood alcohol content of 0.13%, the complaint said.

He was free after posting the $10,000 cash bond that was set at his initial court appearance Nov. 5. The original conditions were that he not possess firearms or be on a premises where firearms are located; have no contact with the women, one child, or their home; not to drive without a valid driver’s license; not possess a domestic animal; refrain from alcohol, illegal drugs or paraphernalia; and stay out of taverns.

During a follow-up motion hearing Nov. 19, Judge Jay N. Conley added conditions that he have no contact with two more children or the family dog, and that he have no physical responsibility for an animal.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Dec. 13.