A Wisconsin man was arrested Friday after the Lake County Sheriff's Office investigated two separate incidents of shots fired in the Channel Lake subdivision in unincorporated Antioch.
Lake County sheriff's deputies found used shell casings after the reported shootings on Aug. 27 and Aug. 31, according to a news release. Both times they found .22-caliber long rifle casings.
The investigating deputies also received information about a vehicle possibly involved in the shots fired incidents, according to the release. Based on the description of the vehicle, the deputies determined the vehicle was involved in a recent traffic crash in the village of Antioch.
The driver at the time of the crash was Joseph L. Engmark, 41, of the 10700 block of 255th Street, Trevor, WI, who deputies learned was a suspect in a 2018 burglary in the 43300 block of North Melva Avenue, unincorporated Antioch, where a .22-caliber long rifle was stolen.
Engmark also matched the description of the person witnesses had seen "randomly firing" a firearm in the Channel Lake subdivision, according to the news release.
Engmark, who had two active arrest warrants and had a revoked driver's license, was arrested Friday after deputies located him driving southbound on Tiffany Road north of Route 173 in Antioch, according to the release. The deputies located the stolen rifle in the vehicle.
Engmark was subsequently charged with two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon, class 2 felonies; possession of a stolen firearm, also a class 2 felony; unlawful use of a weapon, a class 3 felony; and driving while license revoked, a class 4 felony, according to the release.
He was taken to the Lake County Jail where he remains in lieu of a $75,000 bond. He is next due to appear in court on Oct. 7.
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