(Lomira) A two-day jury was scheduled this week for a Milwaukee man accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend while passing through Dodge County. Daniea Lanier is facing felony charges of Second-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Intimation With Use of Force, Possess a Firearm as a Convicted Felon, and a misdemeanor count of Operating a Firearm While Intoxicated.
Dodge County dispatch received a call from communications officers in Fond du lac County of a domestic incident happening in a vehicle travelling down I-41. Fond du Lac authorities said that there was no answer on the call but they could hear a man’s voice saying that he was going to kill the female passenger and that he had a gun. The vehicle was stopped near Lomira by a state trooper as well as deputies in Fond du Lac and Washington counties.
Lanier was reportedly identified as the driver and was arrested. The victim reportedly told law enforcement that an argument started because Lanier was speeding. She allegedly said he hit her multiple times with a closed fist.
According to the criminal complaint, Lanier did fire a round inside the vehicle which passed through the glovebox. When questioned, Lanier denied that anything had occurred and knew nothing about a gun.
If convicted, the 46-year-old faces over 30 years behind bars. The trial is slated to begin on September 8th.