Curtiss Man Involved in Officer-Involved Shooting Has Trial Delayed

Courtesy of the Marathon County Jail.

MARATHON COUNTY, WI (OnFocus) – The trial for a 57-year old Curtiss man facing multiple charges related to striking and fleeing from an officer in a May of 2019 incident.

Dan Willison was supposed to appear in court for the charges of: first degree recklessly endangering safety, attempting to flee or elude an officer, fifth offense operating while intoxicated, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, operating a vehicle with a revoked license and felony bail jumping.

The trial was originally slated for Monday, Dec. 6 but communication conflicts forced the trial to be pushed back to Tuesday, Dec. 7. The court met Monday however, and a motion to suspend the trial due to medical reasons was granted by Judge Michael Moran. The new, three-day trial will begin January 11, 2022.

The incident involving Willison occurred in Abbotsford at the Home Motel north of Highway 29 on Highway 13 at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Colby-Abbotsford officers were called to investigate an individual at a residential motel. When Officer Kyle Jolin made contact with Willison outside the motel, he attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle and hit an officer.

The officer fired their service weapon and hit Willison while he was still in the car. Willison continued to flee in his car, and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Colby-Abbotsford Police Department, and Marathon County Sheriff’s Office pursued the vehicle. Willison stopped the vehicle, fled on foot, and was apprehended by law enforcement.

Law enforcement immediately began life-saving measures on Willison, and paramedics later transported him to a nearby hospital.

Jolin had been placed on administrative assignment, per department policy. A subsequent investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation showed that Jolin hadn’t used excessive force and was in his own right to discharge his weapon.

The DCI led the investigation, and was assisted by Wisconsin State Patrol, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and Marathon County Sheriff’s Office.

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