SHEBOYGAN — A 31-year-old Sheboygan man is accused of stalking a woman, driving drunk and fighting with deputies.
Justin J. Hed, of 2227 North 36th Street in Sheboygan, was charged with felony stalking, attempting to flee or elude police, misdemeanor resisting an officer and third offense OWI. He is currently free on $30,000 signature bail.
According to the criminal complaint, a woman called 911 on April 10th at approximately 8:40 PM reporting she was being followed by a grey Honda Civic. The woman pulled into the parking lot of the Kohler Police Department where a deputy observed the offending vehicle in the parking lot. The deputy told the driver of the Honda Civic, identified as Hed, to stop, but he replied, “goodbye,” and continued to back out of the stall. The deputy loudly commanded him again to stop, and Hed again said, “goodbye” and fled from the parking lot and turned southbound.
The woman later told police that she had been at Paradigm Cafe in Sheboygan earlier that evening when Hed had come in, sat at her table and stared at her. The woman said that she told the man to leave her alone, but that he began to yell at her and made inappropriate comments. The woman got into her car to leave, and Hed reportedly followed her in his vehicle. She then got to her apartment and parked, and Hed parked in the parking lot and waited for her to get out of her car. At that point, the woman said she did not get out but instead continued to drive with Hed following her.
When deputies knocked on the door at Hed’s residence, Hed asked, “Who is it?” and a female deputy identified herself. The man looked out the window and told her to come back with a warrant. He followed up this statement with multiple profanities according to the criminal complaint. Police could hear a female, who they suspected was Hed’s mother inside arguing with her son. Police heard several bangs coming from within, and it sounded as though son and mother were fighting for control over the door knob.
When deputies finally entered the residence, Hed rushed at the female deputy and grabbed her by the waist, trying to shove her out of the door. A physical struggle ensued, and Hed continued to grip the deputy as he reportedly slammed her into the wall/door frame area. Another deputy assisted in pushing Hed back into the residence, where the struggle continued. The deputy eventually deployed her taser toward Hed and he dropped to the floor on all fours.
The man continued to resist police commands to stop fighting and also place him in handcuffs, and even when he was in handcuffs he twisted as though he was trying to break free of their grip. During the entire contact, police could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from Hed’s breath. She also noted that his speech was slurred. Because of the odor of intoxicants, the slurred speech, Hed’s behavior, an open case of Budweiser beer in the front passenger floor area of the Honda Civic, police felt that the man was impaired and under the influence of alcohol during the events of the evening.