(Hubbard) An Iron Ridge man charged with harboring a felon who was sought by police was arraigned Tuesday. Timothy Hermann entered a not guilty plea to one felony count of Harboring or Aiding a Felon.
In February, a sheriff’s deputy was dispatched by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to a residence in the town of Hubbard to pick up James Griswold who was on probation for Felony Bail Jumping and Third Degree Sexual Assault.
Hermann identified himself as the property owner to law enforcement and allegedly refused to let them inside to speak with Griswold without a warrant. The deputy told Hermann that they had a warrant for Griswold’s arrest but he reportedly shut the door and refused to assist.
According to the criminal complaint, Hermann still refused to let the deputy inside after the Dodge County district attorney informed the 40-year-old that he would be charged with a felony over speakerphone. A search warrant for the residence was granted and both Hermann and Griswold were arrested.
If convicted, Hermann faces no more than three-and-a-half-years in prison.