Dakota Lone Eagle King, 35, Green Bay, was charged in Waupaca County Circuit Court with burglary, theft and attempted theft of a firearm.
In the early morning hours of Feb. 17, Deputy Nick Traeger was dispatched to the town of Lebanon home of a state patrol officer who had taken a suspected burglar into custody.
The trooper said his dog woke him and his wife at approximately 2:15 a.m. When they let the dog out, they noticed a vehicle parked at the end the driveway.
The trooper put on his duty belt and firearm and walked outside. He encountered a man walking toward the car.
The man, identified as King, said his car had run out of gas. However, when the trooper looked at the gas gauge, it indicated the tank was at least a quarter full.
According to the criminal complaint, the suspect admitted to breaking into the trooper’s shed.
The deputy and the trooper went to the shed, where they found a rifle lying on the steps to the rafter storage area. They followed footprints in the snow and found several tools that had been moved from the shed.