Three people face charges stemming from fraternal fight
Compaint: Military vet charged, allegedly broke brother's thumb before fleeing house
Three Waukesha residents face charges stemming from a fraternal fight that occurred last week in the 1200 block of Fleetfoot Drive in Waukesha.
Gest Wangsness, 27, was charged Sept. 4 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with two counts of disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon. Wangsness' girlfriend, Krystal L. Hall, 22, was charged with obstructing an officer and felony bail jumping. Next-door neighbor Sharlene Lang, 56, was charged with obstructing an officer.
According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha City Police were dispatched at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Sept 4, to 1225 Fleetfood Drive, after receiving reports of a domestic disturbance.
Brendan Kulcinski was at the scene and identified himself as Wangsness' brother. He said that Wangsness, a military veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, had fled across Highway 59 after the two men had gotten into a fight.
Kulcinski told police that his brother had come into his room earlier that night with a handgun and demanded the key to unlock it. Kucinski, worried for his own safety and the safety of Wangsness' girlfriend, told him no.
The two men then fought, with Wangsness allegedly biting his brother's thumb before storming out of the apartment. Wangsness was later found at a nearby tennis court and arrested at gunpoint.
Hall told police that there was no gun involved in the incident. However, Kulcinski's statement and an empty gun case found in the apartment seemed to refute this claim, the complaint noted.
Police later learned that Hall had hidden the gun in the apartment of a next-door neighbor, Lang. Also hidden was a kitchen knife also thought to be involved in the brothers' fight.
Hall was on bail on the night of the incident, having been charged in July in Milwaukee County with narcotic drug possession.
Wangsness could face up to two years in prison and $2,000 in fines if convicted. Hall could face more than six years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted, and Lang could face up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted.
Wangsness is next expected to appear in court on Oct. 22, Hall Oct. 18 and there is no record for Lang's appearance.
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