Beaver Dam Man Appears On Reckless Endangerment Charge

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man is facing charges of First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety for reportedly shooting a handgun outside a home in North Fond du Lac. Cash bond was set at $10-thousand dollars cash when Jesse Rocha made an initial appearance in Fond du Lac County court late last week.

According to the criminal complaint, the 27-year-old went to a home in the Gaslight Terrace Manufactured Home Community on August 11 to retrieve money that a 17-year-old acquaintance had reportedly lost in a drug deal gone bad. However, the dealer suspected of selling his friend bogus marijuana – which turned out to be ground broccoli – no longer lived at the residence.

Rocha allegedly knocked on the door and shot off a handgun before anyone could answer. There were no injuries. The friend had gone with Rocha to North Fond du Lac but apparently did not see him fire the gun.

A judge will decide this Friday if there is enough evidence to order a trial. Rocha had reportedly been drinking the day of the incident. That, coupled with allegedly shooting the gun, could be grounds for violating bond in a Dodge County court case in which he’s charged with Possession of Cocaine and Disorderly Conduct.