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Brookfield Man Threatens to Shoot Wife at Work, Authorities Say

Police find 19 rifles and shotguns at man's home on Anita Court.

A 41-year-old Brookfield man is facing felony charges after he allegedly called his wife at work, and threatened to come in and shoot her and burn down their house.

When police officers responded to the man's home in the 18700 block of Anita Court, they found 19 guns and rifles, as well as marijuana.

Allen R. Hyde was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of possession of a firearm while intoxicated; one count of telephone harassment; one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana; and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

If convicted, he faces up to 19 months in prison and $12,500 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Aug. 14, Hyde’s wife was at work at Quad/Graphics in Sussex, when her husband called her and said he was going to come into the business and shoot her. The woman then got her child and left work for a residence in Milwaukee.

The woman told police that she and Hyde had talked about divorcing just before the incident, and he said he should just kill himself because it would be easier. He also got into an argument where he claimed she stole the keys to his gun safes.

Hyde was also being seen by a counselor, who told police had made comments to him about harming himself and his wife, and burning down their house.

Brookfield police officers responded to Hyde’s residence, where they found him carrying a loaded revolver while being taken into custody. He said he made the threats because he was angry, but denied wanting to hurt anyone.

Officers searched his car and found a speed loader and ammunition for his gun, along with a bag of marijuana. Inside Hyde’s home, they found two gun safes with 19 rifles and shotguns inside, a bong and more bags of marijuana.

He will make his initial appearance in court Aug. 28.  

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