Suspect had pending felony charges
Hayden L. Daffinson, 27, Ripon, is charged in Waupaca County with felony possession of methamphetamine and felony bail jumping.
On July 4, a 911 caller reported a shirtless man was walking in the roadway of U.S. Highway 10 near Weyauwega.
He apparently did not seem to be in a hurry to get out of the way of traffic and several vehicles had to swerve to avoid hitting him, according to the 911 call sheet.
When Sgt. Clint Thobaben, with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the call, he found the man walking eastbound on U.S. 10 between County Trunk F and Little River Road.
The man was carrying his shirt and walking with a black-and-white boxer-type dog.
According to the criminal complaint, the man could not tell Thobaben where he was coming from or where he was going.
Thobaben described the man, identified as Daffinson, as cooperative, but confused.
Daffinson was sweating profusely in the heat and humidity. He said he did not feel well and wanted to go to a hospital.
Thobaben called for an ambulance.
Later, Thobaben found a capped syringe and some gem bags with residue in Daffinson’s shirt.
On June 13, Daffinson was charged with three felony counts of forgery uttering in Fond du Lac County and released on a $1,000 signature bond.
Six days after his arrest in Waupaca County, Daffinson was released from custody when his aunt co-signed a $2,000 signature bond.
Daffinson is scheduled for an adjourned initial appearance in Waupaca County on July 17 and for a preliminary hearing in Fond du Lac County on Aug. 2.