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UPDATE: Charges filed against Oconto man for attempted homicide, armed robbery

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OCONTO, Wis. (WFRV) – Charges have been filed against 24-year-old Cody Krueger for attempted homicide after an incident in Oconto County.

According to court documents, he’s being charged with one count of attempted 1st Degree Homicide with use of a dangerous weapon, one count of armed robbery and one count of 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety in Oconto County. He’s also being charged in Kewaunee County with one count of Take and Drive Vehicle without Consent.

Krueger is appeared in Oconto County court Monday afternoon and is being held on a $500,000 cash bond and has been ordered to have no direct or indirect contact with several people.

He’s scheduled to be back in court on September 16.

UPDATE: Oconto deputies arrest man wanted for attempted homicide

SATURDAY 9/11/2021 7:39 a.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (WFRV) – The 24-year-old man wanted for Attempted Homicide in the City of Oconto was arrested on Saturday morning after nearly one week on the run.

According to the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday at around 3:16 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a reckless driver in the Town of Lena. After locating the vehicle, deputies say they tried to make contact with the vehicle to no avail.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 24-year-old Cody Krueger, reportedly exited the vehicle and took off on foot in the Town of Pound on Deer Lake Road. Authorities began searching for Krueger throughout the night before receiving a tip that he might be in a home on Janik Road in the Town of Lena.

After searching the Lena home, deputies say two arrests were made: Kyra Saldana, 19, was arrested for a Probation and Parole Warrant, and Steven Bickel, 37, was arrested for Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

While Krueger was not located inside the Lena home, officials say Krueger was later found hiding in the woods on White Lake Road on Saturday morning. He was taken into custody at around 7:15 a.m.

Original Story: Armed & Dangerous: Suspect in attempted homicide case at large, possibly in Door or Kewaunee counties

SATURDAY 9/4/2021 9:36 p.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (WFRV) – The Oconto Police Department is searching for a 24-year-old man who is a suspect in an armed robbery and attempted homicide investigation, and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

According to the Oconto Police Department, 24-year-old Cody J. Krueger is a suspect in an attempted homicide and armed robbery incident that took place on Friday morning, in the City of Oconto.

Police say they responded to the incident on September 3, at around 11:30 a.m. During the incident, Krueger was reportedly armed with a small-caliber pistol.

Officials are now searching for Krueger who is known to frequent the Algoma area and is believed to be in the company of 19-year-old Kyra Saldana. Authorities say current information suggests that Krueger is most likely in the Kewaunee or Door County areas and may be driving a silver or gray Honda Accord with self-painted racing stripes.

Krueger is reportedly known to drive with a sawed-off shotgun pointed at the driver’s side door, so residents are asked to take extreme caution if he is sighted.

Krueger is described as a 6’04” white man with blonde hair, blue eyes, and both ears pierced. Krueger also has the following tattoos:

  • Swastika tattoo on his abdomen
  • “Skinhead” tattoo on his abdomen
  • Cross tattoo on his left calf
  • Skull tattoo on his left calf
  • Barbed wire tattoo on his left hand/fingers
  • Swastika tattoo on his left knee
  • “High Life” tattoo on his left wrist
  • “Forever and Always” tattoo on his right breast
  • “KRK” tattoo on his left forearm
  • “1488” tattoo on his left wrist

Police say Krueger has previously made comments regarding “suicide by cop” as well as comments about being willing to “shoot anyone trying to take his freedom away”. Residents are advised to not approach Krueger, but to instead, move to a safe location and immediately call 911 if he is sighted.

If you have any information surrounding Krueger’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Oconto Police Department at 920-834-7700. Local 5 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as it progresses.

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