(Waupun) A Waupun man made his initial appearance in court Monday on charges that he hindered the apprehension of a reckless homicide suspect. Steven Bierman is charged with one felony count of Harboring or Aiding a Felon.
On May 5th, Waupun police were dispatched to Bierman’s apartment complex to look for Cara Zech who had a felony warrant for her arrest through Fond du Lac County. For roughly an hour-and-a-half, officers attempted to gain entry into Bierman’s apartment, but he allegedly would not answer the door. Zech eventually exited and was taken into custody.
When police questioned Bierman, he reportedly said that Zech arrived at his apartment roughly a half-hour before police to change her clothes and take a shower. Bierman reportedly said that Zech told him not to answer the door and that he wanted to give Zech time to make a few phone calls.
Zech and two others are being prosecuted in Fond du Lac County court for the drug overdose death of 23-year-old Steven Compton of Fond du Lac, who died in July of last year.
If convicted, the 65-year-old Bierman faces no more than ten years in prison. Signature bond was set at $1,000 and a judge will decide in August if there is enough evidence to order a trial.