Gun-related charge filed against Highland man

The criminal complaint said the man fired a gun in another person's direction, moved vehicles to block the victim from leaving a home and was in a standoff with law enforcement before being taken into custody April 8.

Douglas County Circuit Courtroom, Superior, Wisconsin. (Jed Carlson /
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

A town of Highland man is facing a felony charge in Douglas County Circuit Court for allegedly firing a gun in the direction of another man during an argument April 8.

Daniel Timothy Kallberg, 64, faces one count of first degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon. An arrest warrant for Kallberg was filed April 9 with the criminal complaint. He is being held in emergency detention in Minnesota, the criminal complaint said.

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According to the court filing, Kallberg punctured the tires on the other man’s vehicle when the victim tried to leave Kallberg's residence on South Highway S. Following a pushing match in the house, the victim told authorities Kallberg fired a gun in his direction, which left a bullet hole in the wall approximately 3 feet from where the victim stood. Kallberg reportedly went upstairs, and the victim said he heard another shot fired.


The argument moved outside, according to the complaint, and Kallberg moved vehicles to block the driveway before leaving on foot. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Kallberg ran to a neighbor’s house and refused to come out. Deputy Kris Witt spoke to the Highland man on the phone for about three hours before he agreed to leave the house and was taken into custody.

As of Monday, April 20, Kallberg had yet to make an initial appearance in court and was not listed on the Douglas County Jail’s online roster.

Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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