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Bizarre Behavior at Medical Center Leads to Additional Charges

Kelly A. Shaw, who was arrested following a four-hour standoff with police in December, faces another charge after police find a knife on him, according to a criminal complaint.

A 58-year-old Waukesha man who is on bail following a domestic incident that prompted a missing person’s alert for his wife — she was later found safe with a relative in Pewaukee — is in more trouble.

Kelly A. Shaw was charged Friday with misdemeanor bail jumping following bizarre behavior at a Waukesha medical clinic. He faces up to an additional nine months in jail if convicted of the charge.

Shaw was released from jail on $1,000 bail.

Shaw already faces up to 27 months in jail if convicted of threatening his wife with a gun while arguing about a pillowcase and a whirlpool on two separate occasions. Shaw was arrested following a four-hour standoff at their home, 3001 E. View Court, in early December.

The Waukesha Police Department was called at 2:39 p.m. Thursday to Froedtert Medical College of Wisconsin, 2315 E. Moreland Blvd. According to the complaint, Shaw arrived at the center despite having been given a letter denying him service. Shaw told an employee there he was leaving, going to his wife’s place of employment and coming back to the medical center at 5 p.m.

The medical center reported it had problems with Shaw in May or June.

“He did not make threats to kill anyone at the Froedtert Medical College but had indicated he is always packing heat and that he didn’t want people outside of the clinic to rack up large medical bills, so he should just shoot them,” the complaint states regarding last spring's incident.

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On Thursday, the complaint states, Shaw was denied service, so he questioned the staff person with, “Has anybody died yet today?”

Shaw returned to the medical center at 4:50 p.m. Thursday where officers were waiting. They searched him and found a knife while making contact with him, according to the complaint. Shaw told a police officer he had purchased a knife from Gander Mountain so he could peel fruit.

Shaw told the officers he was trying to get his life back on track. Still, the officers told him he was not welcome at Froedtert Medical College and he would be arrested for trespassing if he returned.

Shaw was ordered to not possess a weapon or a knife as a condition of bail on his charges involving the threats to his wife. Police searched his house in December and located multiple handguns, shotguns, an AK-47 rifle and gas masks, according to the complaint on the three domestic abuse-related misdemeanor charges.

Shaw is charged with pointing a firearm at another person and two counts of disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon from the December incident.

Authorities in the December complaint say Shaw made homicidal and suicidal statements following the standoff, including: “I wish I knew you were outside, I would be dead and, hopefully, two or three cops would be dead. I would have shot you if I knew you were outside. Put me in front of a firing line and just kill me. Just shoot me in the head. All this because of that (expletive) and I’m going to kill her.”

Shaw’s wife told authorities she left the residence at 10 p.m. Dec. 3 after Shaw held a gun to his head while they argued about a whirlpool they own, according to the complaint. She told police she has been afraid to call authorities because she fears he would involve officers in a shootout.

The woman told police that weeks before the standoff, Shaw brought out a gun and threatened to kill her and then himself when he was demanding she make him a pillow cover, according to the complaint. Shaw apologized for the threat the next day, she said.

Shaw’s wife told officers Shaw has threatened to kill many people, including an insurance man and an eyeglass store employee. Shaw answers their door with a gun in his hands and carries a gun on him at all times, she told police.

“(The woman) is most fearful that he will go out, become very angry 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.”

clearthinker January 16, 2013 at 02:43 AM
This guy is dangerous and belongs behind bars! Name the judge(s) that have allowed him out on such small bails!
michelle January 16, 2013 at 02:51 AM
I agree!
michelle January 16, 2013 at 05:17 AM
I think he might have mental issues.
Atron January 16, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Who is our goofy judge/court commissioner who lets this guy out on such a low bail given his history here. He belongs behind bars for everybodies safety! Then we wonder why bad things and violence happens and can't figure out why. Duhh
Sarah Millard (Editor) January 16, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Bail limitations are set by the state legislature. Kelly Shaw is only charged with misdemeanors, so the court commissioner can't go beyond what state legislatures say.
Deb F January 16, 2013 at 04:01 PM
This sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Do we want another Avana Salon incident. This guy needs to be somewhere where he has no possibility of hurting anyone or worse!
Alicia Rodriguez Silva January 16, 2013 at 05:00 PM
That's not a justice system- that's a joke.
Pennyluhu January 16, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Have we learned nothing from recent tragedies? We are an ignorant society if we can't change the laws that aren't working i.e. Low-ball bail for someone this dangerously demented. His kind on the loose put everyone's life in jeopardy. By his own actions he wants one of two things- help or suicide by cop and if that happens he won't be the only corpse at the scene. How can these judges sleep at night?
michelle January 16, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Lock this guy up and throw away the key.
Jerry Bean January 17, 2013 at 02:31 AM
Typical liberal justice system just trying to railroad a patriot who wanted to wave his gun around and inform cops he would use it to protect himself? My god, what has happened to this country?! Thank goodness for the NRA and our dear Republican leaders who will tell you to your face that it's not only unconstitutional, but also immoral to keep a patriot like this from all the guns and bullets he wants. Anyone who disagrees truly hates freedom. Oh, and he was inside his home so the Castle Doctrine applied, so even Scott Walker and David Craig salute this man waving his gun around at people and expressing his need to shoot law enforcement. I know I sure thank them for their support of freedom to make sure the people like this living within our community can be fully armed and ready to roll for whatever fears they have!
Atron January 17, 2013 at 05:04 AM
The average guy screws up or a little drunk driving and you get the book thrown at you. All you have to be is act really goofy, all sorts of threats, and weapons, etc., and the system loves you, and out the door you go to probably do worse things and keep the door revolving. If anything, its job security for the cops and related fields of "work".
fromjanesville2waukesha January 17, 2013 at 05:14 AM
If he's convicted on a DV charge he will no longer be allowed to legally possess a firearm.
Atron January 17, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Does one think he is worried about legal firearms from past behavior? Nothing but another slap on the wrist if he would have an illegal one.

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