Gregg T. Howell, 31, Waupaca, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, pointing a firearm at another person and disorderly conduct with a weapon.
He is accused of pointing a shotgun at his father’s head.
On Dec. 10, Waupaca County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home on Rieben road in the town of Farminton. A 911 caller had just reported that Howell had held a gun at his forehead. The caller had left his home and gone to a neighbor’s house to make the call.
As deputies were setting up a staging area on the road outside the house, .Howell left in a white vehicle and drove to County Road Q, heading toward U.S. Highway 10. Deputy Dan Lewinski pursued Howekll, who pulled over.
According to the criminal complaint, Howell told investigators that he had asked his father for money and when his father said no, he went to another room, pulled out a 12-gauge shotgun, loaded it and pointed at his father.
The father responded to the threat by saying, “If you’re going to shoot me, just go ahead and shoot me,” the cmoplaint says.
Howell then returned the gun to the cabinet.
During the interview with police, Howell “began talking to himself and rambling on about killing people,” according to the criminal complaint.Howell is being held in custody on a $10,000 cash bond.