Man in Custody to Face Murder Charges in Green Bay Case
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Investigators with the Green Bay Police Department say a man, in custody on an unrelated parole investigation, faces murder charges in connection with the death of Dan Kuehl.
49-year-old Jeffrey Wickman from Green Bay is expected to be charged with a count of first degree intentional homicide along with two counts of burglary and theft of a firearm.
Kuehl was found dead in his home, located in the 200 block of Ashland Ave. on May 10th of this year.
Police say Wickman was arrested a week after the crime by Green Bay police on a unrelated parole violation.
Wickman told investigators he had no contact with Kuehl for at least 5 years. Investigators say Wickman's statements contradict DNA evidence collected at the scene. According to police, Wickman first met Kuehl in November of 2004.
Kuehl told Wickman in 2004 that he was recently released from jail and needed a place to stay. Kuehl owned a home on the corner of Ashland and Dousman streets which were converted into several apartments. Kuehl allowed Wickman to live in one of the apartments in exchange for Wickman performing maintenance work on the home. Police say Wickman stole a gun from Kuehl and was later arrested and sentenced to prison for several other crimes.
According to police, Wickman returned to the home in May of 2013 and forced his way into Kuehl's apartment. He is accused of stealing several other guns and selling the weapons to support a crack cocaine habit.
Investigators found a mark on the victim's neck that which was consistent with strangulation. Wickman is being held in the Dodge County Detention Facility on the parole violation charge. He is expected to be brought back to Brown County to formally face homicide and weapons charges.