'I'm not going to jail:' Prosecutors say woman involved in standoff resisted deputy at hospital

Kalin Sunde

OCONOMOWOC -- Kalin Sunde, 31, of Pewaukee, was charged Friday, June 7 in connection with incidents prosecutors said unfolded at the hospital after a pursuit and standoff Tuesday, June 4 near the area of I-94 and Highway 67 in the Village of Summit.

According to a criminal complaint, on Thursday, June 6, Sunde was informed she would be discharged from Aurora Summit Medical Center in Oconomowoc, where she was receiving treatment after her arrest at the scene of the standoff late Tuesday. The complaint said Sunde was informed she would be taken to the Waukesha County Jail.

Prosecutors said Sunde requested that a deputy open the window, using an IV pole as a cane to walk towards him, telling him, "Open the window. I'm not going back to jail." The deputy refused, at which point the complaint said Sunde held the IV pole as if she were holding a baseball bat, telling the deputy, "I'm not going to jail. Just shoot me." The complaint said she ignored repeated commands to drop the pole. The deputy had to grab it from her and drop it to the floor. According to prosecutors, Sunde continued to resist, and had to be assisted to the ground by the deputy -- where she kicked her legs at the deputy in an attempt to get away. The deputy threatened to use his Taser, and the complaint said Sunde said, "You won't (expletive) tase me." The deputy was eventually able to get her into handcuffs, and she was re-secured to her hospital bed.

Kalin Sund

It was determined there were no further injuries to Sunde, and she could be discharged. She was placed in a restraint chair and taken to the Waukesha County Jail.

The complaint noted Sunde was out on $750 cash bond in a 2017 case out of Milwaukee County in which she was charged with possession of narcotic drugs. She was due in court in that case Wednesday, June 5, the morning after the Waukesha County standoff. As a condition of that $750 cash bond, she was ordered to commit no further crimes. According to the complaint, Sunde failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued in March. Her cash bond was modified to $850, and was posted on March 22.

Sunde made her initial appearance in court on the new charges on Friday, June 7. Cash bond was set at $30,000. Prosecutors requested $50,000.

"We believe it is warranted based on the flight risk the defendant presents," said the prosecutor.

Sunde's attorney argued for a lower amount.

"In my mind, she's still a victim here," said Ben Van Severen, Sunde's attorney. "It's a traumatic incident when someone is threatening to kill you. What was going through her mind, I can't speak to. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty."

A hearing was scheduled for June 11.

The criminal complaint filed Friday made no reference to Tuesday's pursuit and standoff, other than stating that Sunde was in the hospital for treatment of injuries received "due to a previous incident that occurred on June 4."

The five-hour standoff brought traffic to a halt both on I-94 and Highway 67 beginning around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Negotiations with law enforcement were streamed via Facebook Live.

Sheriff's officials said this all started with a pursuit out of the Town of Eagle, involving a DNR warden and a stolen van.

A deputy fired at the driver of the van when the man pointed a firearm at law enforcement during the pursuit.

During the standoff, sheriff's officials said a female was held hostage.

After more than five hours, tactical gas was deployed into the vehicle, and the man and woman ran -- with the man pointing the gun at the woman.

The man was shot twice by tactical officers.

The woman was arrested. Sheriff's officials said K-9 Deputy Justice was stabbed by the woman. He was treated and released.

The man and woman were taken to the hospital. Sources identified them as Nathan Halfmann and Kalin Sunde.

Nathan Halfmann, Kalin Sunde

Prosecutors, during Sunde's court hearing Friday, said charges for the standoff were expected soon.

"There are multiple felony charges that are anticipated to be filed against this defendant," said the prosecutor.

As for Halfmann, FOX6 News checked in with his attorney on Friday, who said he hadn't been able to track down his client in any hospital, and he was filing a motion to get access to his client.