In trouble again: Brookfield man, accused of shooting at his neighbors, faces new charges
WAUKESHA COUNTY -- A Brookfield man, accused of shooting at his neighbors and injuring two of them is in trouble again. He is now accused of attacking a hotel employee on Monday night, February 1st.
77-year-old Hubert Smith is charged with three counts of attempted homicide. He is accused of firing five shots and hitting two people in Brookfield in October.
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.
Now, he's facing new legal trouble for a separate and recent incident.
FOX6 News has learned Smith was arrested by Brookfield police on Monday night, February 1st for battery at an "Extended Stay" hotel.
Smith has 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 say Smith was cooperative when officers arrived to arrest him. He was taken to the Waukesha County Jail.
Smith appeared in court for the new charges he faces on Tuesday. He faces one count of battery, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of bail jumping.
As for his attempted homicide charges related to that October shooting, Smith pleaded not guilty in December. He is due back in court in that case next week (on February 8th).
Smith will be in court for his preliminary hearing on these new charges on February 17th.