After Kelly Shaw, 58, was arrested on serious weapon-related domestic violence allegations, his wife told police she didn’t contact authorities because she feared a shootout, according to a criminal complaint.
“(The woman) is and come to her work and do something to her and to other employees where she works,” the complaint states. “(The wife) stated the defendant has threatened to come and shoot everyone there.”
The Waukesha Police Department received a call about Shaw over the weekend involving an alleged threat to his wife’s business. A Waukesha father of Shaw’s wife’s coworker contacted police at 5:56 p.m. Friday with concerns about a call made by Shaw to Shaw’s wife’s place of employment. The man told police Shaw threatened “to shoot up the place,” according to the Waukesha Police Department’s call log,
A Waukesha police officer spoke with the caller and advised the father Shaw is in custody and is being guarded by Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputies. No incident report was filed about the third-party report.
Meanwhile, a Waukesha County court commissioner set bail at $2,000 Monday when Shaw appeared in court on three misdemeanor charges.
Shaw wasn’t in court last Wednesday because he was hospitalized. The person who posted the $2,000 bail for Shaw to be released from jail asked for the money back. The judge complied with the request and issued a warrant for Shaw’s arrest.
“He wasn’t aware of the details at all at the time that he posted that bail,” said Anthony Cotton, the attorney for the person who posted the bail, according to Fox 6. “We’re asking that that be refunded to the poster. If Mr. Shaw has the ability to post the bail, he can do so. It’s a very serious case. My client believes Shaw poses a serious risk to the community and he’s not prepared to support him financially.”
Shaw is charged with three domestic abuse-related misdemeanors: pointing a firearm at another person, and two counts of disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon. He faces up to 27 months in jail and $12,000 in fines, if convicted of all three charges. He remains jailed in lieu of $2,000 bail.
Shaw was arrested Dec. 5 after police were told he threatened to kill his wife and would shoot at police if they responded to his home at 3001 E. View Court, according to the criminal complaint. Officers knew there were several firearms in the home, so they made many announcements for Shaw to exit the residence. After a four-hour standoff, he was taken into custody on a mental commitment.