WAUKESHA COUNTY -- Hubert Smith, the 77-year-old Brookfield man accused of shooting at three of his neighbors, and also, a separate alleged incident at a hotel in Brookfield appeared in court in the latter case on Wednesday, February 17th.
Smith faces three charges in connection with the October shooting incident in Brookfield -- three counts of attempted first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon.
Smith allegedly told police the shooting was a result of “blind rage.”
According to police, three neighbors were talking in a backyard and got into a dispute with a fourth neighbor, later identified as Smith. During the dispute, Smith went into his home and returned with a weapon and began to shoot. He struck two of his neighbors.
Smith told police he believed his neighbors were taunting him. Investigators questioned Smith about what happened — and according to the criminal complaint, Smith told them his neighbors were bullies.
Three new charges were filed against Smith on February 2nd:
Smith is accused of attacking a hotel employee at an Extended Stay hotel in Brookfield on February 1st. Smith had apparently been staying there for quite some time.
According to police, Smith became agitated when a hotel employee knocked on another guest's door. Police say Smith apparently snapped and grabbed the employee by the throat.
The hotel employee wasn't hurt -- but police said there were marks that were visible on his neck.
Police said Smith was cooperative when officers arrived to arrest him. He was taken to the Waukesha County Jail.
Smith on February 17th pleaded not guilty to these new charges.
Smith will next be in court for both of these cases on April 11th.