SHEBOYGAN (WITI) -- A Sheboygan man faces several charges in connection with an incident that occurred on Super Bowl Sunday.
51-year-old James Bresser of Sheboygan faces the following charges:
The incident occurred on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2nd. Just before 11:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 block of North 10th Street in the city of Sheboygan.
There, officers spoke with a woman who lives at the home, who claimed her boyfriend, James Bresser had been knocking at her back door, yelling for her to let him in, according to the criminal complaint.
The complaint says Bresser ultimately broke a window in the back door to gain access to the residence. Bresser was bleeding from his hand.
The complaint says the woman told officials she was watching the Super Bowl at her boyfriend's brother's residence on South 25th Street when she says her boyfriend became intoxicated and became angry and disruptive.
The complaint says the woman went to her own residence, as she didn't want to have any further contact with Bresser.
That's when she says Bresser entered her residence.
The complaint says the woman told officials there was an argument and said she was "thrown around." That's when the woman called police.
Officials spoke with Bresser, who said while at his brother's residence, his brother had pointed a firearm at him -- saying he took it away from his brother and fought with his brother, according to the complaint.
The complaint says Bresser took the firearm from the residence and had placed it under the passenger seat of his vehicle.
The loaded firearm was discovered by officials inside Bresser's vehicle, according to the complaint.
Officials spoke with Bresser's girlfriend, who told them Bresser was being unusually aggressive while over at his brother's home for the Super Bowl, and said he would not calm down, according to the complaint.
The complaint says the woman told officials Bresser's brother asked him to leave, but he refused. The woman told officials the two went back and forth for awhile, and eventually, Bresser's brother pulled a firearm and pointed it at Bresser. That's when she says Bresser became upset and advanced on his brother, according to the complaint.
The complaint says there was an altercation, and the firearm discharged, and glass shattered in the living room.
Bresser's brother went to the hospital as a result of injuries suffered during the altercation with Bresser, according to the complaint.
The complaint says the woman told officials Bresser left his brother's residence, but eventually came back -- and the woman says she hid in the bathroom before managing to get out. That's when the woman says Bresser showed up at her home.
When officials interviewed Bresser's brother, he said he never fired the firearm, but said he did hear a pop and heard glass break in the living room. He said he saw Bresser make a throwing motion with his arm and though he may have tossed the gun and broke the glass candle holder, according to the complaint.
Officers located a bullet lodged in the far side of the drywall in the living room of Bresser's brother's home, according to the complaint. They also observed a shell casing, and a bullet hole in the carpet.
Officials discovered the bullet would have struck the carpet near the entertainment center, striking the sub-floor, sliding across the sub-floor, exiting the carpet, and striking the glass object next to the TV stand. This ricochet ultimately resulted in the bullet heading straight up and entering the drywall in the ceiling, according to the criminal complaint.
Officers interviewed Bresser, who said his brother had confronted him about texts that he was sending his brother's girlfriend. This led to an argument in the kitchen, and Bresser said that while in the kitchen, his brother pulled out a firearm and pointed it at his face, according to the complaint.
The complaint says Bresser took the handgun away, knocked his brother to the ground and got on top of him -- punching him in the forehead.
That's when Bresser says he got up, took the firearm and began exiting the residence, according to the complaint.
Bresser says as he was walking, he pulled the trigger with the gun pointed at the ground and the gun discharged. Bresser says he was surprised the gun went off as he didn't think it was loaded, according to the complaint.
Bresser says he received text messages from his girlfriend saying she was alone in Bresser's brother's residence, and that's when Bresser says he went back to confront the woman. He says at this time, the woman threw glass at him, hitting him in the hand -- at which time he says he went home, according to the complaint.
The complaint says he then decided to go to the woman's residence because she is a nurse and he had cut his thumb -- but she would not answer the door. The complaint says Bresser says he was concerned about her safety, so he broke her window.
Bresser submitted to a PBT, which resulted in a reading of .139, according to the complaint.
Bresser was cited for OWI, first offense -- and now faces the charges listed above.