WAUKESHA — A
Hartland man is accused of trying to take a deputy's gun at the
Waukesha County Juvenile Center and shooting himself in the leg.
Dale Schaefer was
charged Monday with disarming a peace officer, recklessly
endangering safety and operating a firearm while intoxicated.
Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper also said Deputy
Chad Kane-Terhorst was cleared of wrongdoing in the Aug. 17
complaint says Schaefer was taken into a conference room by the
deputy for an alcohol breath test. According to the complaint,
Schaefer grabbed the deputy's gun, and Schaefer fired two shots
during a struggle.
says Schaefer told a detective that he was trying to kill himself
and didn't want to harm the deputy.
A message seeking
comment was sent to an attorney listed as representing Schaefer.