A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a Ripon man charged after a SWAT team had been called to his home.
Shawn Oakes, 46, 613 Abbey Court, was charged last month in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court with failure to comply with officer’s attempt to take a person into custody — a felony — and disorderly conduct-use of a dangerous weapon, a misdemeanor.
At Oakes’ arraignment last week, court records indicate that the court entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
As of press time, no follow-up court dates have been scheduled.
Oakes has been out on bail, having posted a $500 cash bond in February.
He is accused of not complying with law enforcement’s request that he come with them after he allegedly had been seen carrying a firearm in his home.
Law enforcement had been sent to his home after Oakes ended a call with his mother that left her concerned, according to the criminal complaint against him.
The complaint notes that she wished to report that Oakes “was suicidal and had a weapon at his residence ...”
The sheriff’s department’s activity log from that evening also stated that the subject possibly “has a ‘thing’ about cops.”
Ripon Police responded, and allegedly asked him to exit the residence.
Ripon Police Capt. Bill Wallner, in his report for the criminal complaint, added that he spoke with Oakes by phone, and asked him to come out.
Police eventually took him into custody, allegedly having seen Oakes inside his home with what was described as a “long gun.”
In defending his actions, Oakes allegedly told investigators that he did not come outside when asked by police because “he felt he had done nothing wrong and was fine in his own residence ... [and] because it was cold outside.”