FOX VALLEY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County

UPDATE: Man accused of Neenah homicide, armed robbery pleads not guilty

Local News
MONDAY 3/23/2020 9:18 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The Neenah man charged for the death of Kevin “Hollywood” Hein and the robbery of the Short Branch Saloon last fall has pleaded not guilty in Winnebago County Court.

According to court officials, 36-year-old Casey Cameron appeared in court Monday morning for an arraignment hearing. He is facing one count of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Armed Robbery, and five counts of 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

According to the affidavit, shortly after midnight on Oct. 14, Cameron entered the Short Branch Saloon in Neenah with a handgun. Cameron ordered a bartender to fill a black shopping bag with money.

Hein stated, “are you [expletive] kidding me” and then left the bar and Cameron followed. Video captured the ensuing altercation outside the bar. Several shots were fired that ultimately killed Hein.

Days after the shooting, an officer observed and retrieved a cigarette butt disposed of by Cameron. DNA from the cigarette was matched to a bandana allegedly worn by Cameron on the night of the robbery and matched to DNA under Hein’s fingernails. Cameron was later taken into custody.

Court records show Cameron is scheduled for a status conference in May.

Man accused of Neenah homicide, armed robbery bound over for trial

MONDAY 2/17/2020 1:20 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The Neenah man charged in the death of Kevin “Hollywood” Hein and the robbery of the Short Branch Saloon last fall has been bound over for trial.

Court records show 36-year-old Casey Cameron appeared for a preliminary hearing on Monday morning. Probable cause was found and Cameron will continue to be held on a $750,000 cash bond.

Cameron is facing one count of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Armed Robbery, and five counts of 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

Court documents show Cameron is scheduled to appear in court again in March.

Additional charges filed against Casey Cameron, man accused of Neenah homicide, armed robbery

THURSDAY 1/16/20 10:52 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) — Additional charges have been filed against the Neenah man accused of killing Kevin “Hollywood” Hein and robbing the Short Branch Saloon in Neenah last fall.

According to court records, 36-year-old Casey Cameron is now facing multiple charges including 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Armed Robbery, and five counts of 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

In November, only three charges were filed against Cameron: 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Armed Robbery, and 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

A cash bond for Cameron was set at $750,000. He is expected back in court again on January 23.

Casey Cameron, accused of homicide and armed robbery, bound over for trial

MONDAY 12/9/19 12:30 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) — The man accused of homicide and armed robbery at the Short Branch Saloon in Neenah back in October has been bound over for trial following a Monday morning preliminary hearing.

According to court documents, probable cause was found against 36-year-old Casey Cameron.

Cameron is accused of robbing the Saloon at gunpoint and shooting Kevin “Hollywood” Hein.

He will appear in court in January for his arraignment.

Prelim rescheduled for man facing charges of homicide, armed robbery in Neenah

MONDAY 11/18/19 3:09 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) — The preliminary hearing for the man accused of homicide and armed robbery at the Short Branch Saloon in Neenah last month has been rescheduled for December.

According to court records, the attorney for 36-year-old Casey Cameron has requested more time to prepare. He has been charged with 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Armed Robber, and 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

Cameron is set to appear again on December 9.

Man facing charges of homicide, armed robbery in Neenah makes initial appearance

WEDNESDAY 11/13/19 3:20 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) — A Winnebago County Court judge has granted a $750,000 bond for the man accused of shooting and killing Kevin “Hollywood” Hein and robbing Short Branch Saloon in Neenah last month.

Thirty-six-year-old Casey Cameron made his initial appearance Wednesday afternoon.

Cameron has been charged with 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Armed Robber, and 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

According to the affidavit, shortly after midnight on Oct. 14, Cameron entered the Short Branch Saloon in Neenah with a handgun.

Cameron ordered a bartender to fill a black shopping bag with money.

Hein stated, “are you [expletive] kidding me” and then left the bar and Cameron followed.

Video captured the ensuing altercation outside the bar. Several shots were fired that ultimately killed Hein.

Days after the shooting, an officer observed and retrieved a cigarette butt disposed of by Cameron.

DNA from the cigarette was matched to a bandana allegedly worn by Cameron on the night of the robbery and matched to DNA under Hein’s fingernails.

Winnebago District Attorney noted, “as indicated in the criminal complaint, the officer observed the cigarette thrown out the window. He recovered that cigarette and sent it to the crime lab. They very quickly processed the DNA and connected it with evidence that had been found at the scene, which ultimately helped them establish the identity.”

A status conference is scheduled for Nov. 18 and it is expected that Cameron’s preliminary hearing will take place on Nov. 21.

Criminal complaint shows how police arrested man charged with Neenah homicide, armed robbery

WEDNESDAY 11/13/19 12:52 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) — Charges have officially been filed against the man accused of murdering Kevin “Hollywood” Hein and robbing Short Branch Saloon in Neenah in October.

According to court documents, 36-year-old Casey Cameron now faces charges of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Armed Robber, and 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

Last week, Neenah Police announced they had arrested Cameron for this incident.

The criminal complaint obtained by Local 5 shows that Cameron entered the bar wearing sunglasses and handkerchiefs over his face. A bartender told police that Cameron to her to put all the money in a black reusable shopping bag.

Cameron then displayed a small handgun. The bartender told officials that Hollywood exited the bar and Cameron followed. Cameron collected the money from the bar and followed Hollywood out the door.

The bartender then says she heard gunshots. She and other bar patrons found Hein on the ground.

On October 17, three days after the incident, officials say they received a Crime Stoppers tip indicating that Cameron “was a Hell’s Lover Motorcycle Club member who has a lot of characteristics of the suspect.”

The criminal complaint goes on to say, “The tip stated that he is known by the club name “Amish” and his wife works as a bartender at the Short Branch Saloon. According to the tip, Casey had scratches over his right eye after the shooting took place. It also stated that Casey’s roommate has a vehicle that matches the description provided to the public by Neenah Police Department.”

The bartender told police Cameron’s wife had been the bartender on duty before she began her own shift.

An officer then conducted surveillance on Cameron’s home. In early November, the officer reports he followed Cameron while he was driving in Menasha. When Cameron threw a cigarette butt out the window, the officer collected it and submitted it for testing at the Wisconsin State Crime Lab.

After testing, officials determined the DNA on the cigarette matched the DNA collected at the crime scene.

On Nov. 8, police located Cameron and took him into custody without incident.

He is expected to make his initial appearance at 2:30 Wednesday in Winnebago County Court.

Friends of “Hollywood” react to arrest in connection with Neenah saloon robbery, homicide

FRIDAY 11/8/19 8:00 p.m.

NEENAH, Wis. (WFRV) — Friends of Kevin “Hollywood” Hein react to Friday’s arrest of a Menasha man in connection with Hein’s slaying at the Short Branch Saloon in Neenah.

Neenah Police arrested 36-year-old Casey Cameron for the homicide of 59-year-old Kevin Hein.

Police Chief Aaron Olson says Cameron is being charged with first-degree murder, robbery, and first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

Steve Keller was friends with Kevin for over thirty years.

Keller says these past few weeks have been anxious for Hein’s friends, but Cameron’s arrest has brought them some peace. “I spent a lot of time with a bunch of Kevin’s friends and everybody was pretty happy. There was a lot of tears of relief and a lot of emotion. A lot of people are pretty wound up, because we’ve all been on pins and needles wondering who this was and where he was.”

There is no word yet on when Cameron will appear in court.

Neenah Police identify deadly shooting victim, release video of scene

TUESDAY 10/15/19 3:25 p.m.

NEENAH, Wis. (WFRV) — The Neenah Police Department has identified the victim of Monday morning’s deadly shooting as 59-year-old Kevin “Hollywood” Hein.

Learn more about who Hollywood was in the story here.

Officers are still searching for the suspect at this time.

Neenah PD releases video in deadly shooting investigation, asking for public’s help

TUESDAY 10/15/19 12:10 p.m.

NEENAH, Wis. (WFRV) — The Neenah Police Department is asking for help finding the suspect in a deadly shooting.

The suspect is described as a 6’3″ adult white male with an average build.

Police say the man is bald/balding or has very short hair and has a possible head or face injury.

Officers have released video of the scene below.

Video 1: The video is taken with a cell phone from inside the Short Branch Saloon. The suspect is seen putting his sunglasses and face mask back on.

Video 2: The video shows the suspect vehicle leaving the scene of the incident.

One dead following armed robbery in Neenah

MONDAY 10/14/19 4:24 a.m.

One person is dead and a suspect on the loose following a shooting at The Short Branch Saloon in Neenah.

Neenah Police responded to the Short Branch Saloon on Harrison Street at 12:14 Monday morning.

Police say an armed robber entered the business and shot a patron during the robbery.

Police say despite the best efforts of the first responders, the victim died as a result of his injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing a dark baseball hat, a face mask and a dark-colored sweatshirt.

The suspect fled in a dark four-door car with silver wheels, southbound on Harrison St.

The suspect has not been located and the investigation is ongoing.

Police say the suspect is armed and dangerous.

Police say if anyone has any information regarding this incident to contact Investigative Lieutenant Pat Pedersen at 920-886-6000.

Report any suspicious behavior to your local law enforcement. If you observe suspicious behavior in the City of Neenah, call 911 or 920-886-6000.

Watch the full press conference below:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

Minor leaguer Scott Schreiber adjusting to new normal at home

Thumbnail for the video titled "Minor leaguer Scott Schreiber adjusting to new normal at home"

Catching up with the Gamblers

Thumbnail for the video titled "Catching up with the Gamblers"

Catching up with Oren Burks

Thumbnail for the video titled "Catching up with Oren Burks"

Catching up with Allen Lazard

Thumbnail for the video titled "Catching up with Allen Lazard"

Green Bay Nation: assessing the offseason

Thumbnail for the video titled "Green Bay Nation: assessing the offseason"

Green Bay Nation: analyzing Kirksey and Wagner

Thumbnail for the video titled "Green Bay Nation: analyzing Kirksey and Wagner"