(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $100-thousand-dollars Tuesday for an Oshkosh man charged with leading Dodge County authorities on a weekend traffic pursuit followed by an eight hour standoff. Tyler Anderson is facing nine felony charges including Fleeing, Possession of a Firearm as a Convicted Felon and Hit and Run causing Injury.
The Juneau Police Department initiated a pursuit with a Chevrolet Envoy allegedly driven by Anderson just after 8pm Saturday. The chase continued to Beaver Dam where Anderson reportedly struck a police car which stopped the Envoy on South University Avenue near Stone Street. The officers then approached the vehicle with their weapon drawn and utilized a window punch to gain access to the Envoy in attempts to turn the ignition off.
According to the criminal complaint, Anderson told the officer that he had a gun and reached for the passenger side center console. There was a woman sitting in the front passenger seat so the officer disengaged due to potential crossfire. Anderson then allegedly fled the scene, nearly striking an officer before hitting a marked patrol car. During the pursuit, Anderson reportedly hit a total of three squad cars before running off the highway just west of Crystal Lake Road between Beaver Dam and Juneau. The passenger was able to escape.
Anderson exited the Envoy allegedly brandishing a silver handgun before reentering. After eight hours of negotiations authorities used (quote) “less lethal gas rounds” in attempts to get Anderson to exit the vehicle. The extraction plan was executed safely and the 25-year-old was taken into custody around 4:18am Sunday morning. After the handgun was secured by police, it was discovered that it did not have a firing pin rendering it inoperable. However, there was one cartridge in the chamber and three rounds in the weapons magazine.
If convicted, Anderson faces over 50 years behind bars. A preliminary hearing is scheduled next week.