Shawano man charged with fleeing, endangerment


Leader Staff

A Shawano man is facing felony counts of fleeing from authorities and reckless endangerment after a high-speed chase Thursday.

Brandon J. Nahwahquaw, 33, is accused of fleeing after Shawano County deputies arrived to check out a suspicious vehicle parked alongside a fence at a utility station at a dam in the town of Herman.

The criminal complaint alleges Nahwahquaw led Stockbridge-Munsee police and sheriff’s deputies on a chase that reached 90-100 mph through the village of Gresham.

The vehicle ultimately crashed at the end of Mill Creek Road in the town of Red Springs and two occupants, including the driver, later identified as Nahwahquaw, came out of the vehicle and surrendered.

Nahwahquaw faces two counts of reckless endangerment for putting at risk the safety of his passenger and the safety of the Stockbridge-Munsee police officer who began the chase.

Those counts each carry a maximum possible penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a $25,000 fine if convicted.

Nahwahquaw could also face a maximum 3½ years and a $10,000 fine if convicted of fleeing.

He was ordered to be held Friday on a $3,000 cash bond and is scheduled for an adjourned initial court appearance April 1.