Woman originally thought to be hostage in highway standoff charged
Kalin Sunde appeared in Waukesha County Court Tuesday.
Court documents show the incident started in Paradise Springs Nature Area when a DNR Warden approached a car Sunde and Nathan Halfman were sitting in. The vehicle was allegedly stolen from Germantown.
Sunde later told police she took it from the parents of a man who was paying her for sex. The Warden says Sunde was behind the wheel and took off, almost hitting him.
A chase reaching speeds of 80 miles an hour wound through Waukesha County, including through a construction area.
At one point Halfman is accused of leaning out the window of the vehicle and shooting at officers. Stop sticks were used, leading to an hours-long standoff.
Sunde is accused of lying to officers about having a baby in the car. Police eventually used gas to force both out and Halfman was shot by officers.
Sunde ran, climbing a fence and hiding in tall grass.
When a police dog tried to subdue her, she allegedly stabbed the dog with what she said was the underwire to her bra. She was later arrested.
Sunde's lawyer says this isn't the whole story.
"There's more information on the state's side to come out, but there's also more information on our side to come out," Sunde's lawyer said.
Sunde told police she and Halfman had cocaine, heroin, and meth in their possession. Her bail was set at $70,000 cash. Halfman was seriously hurt and has not been charged yet.
CBS 58 would like to disclose that the DNR Warden identified in the criminal complaint is the son of CBS 58 anchor Mike Strehlow.
See the full complaint here: