SHAWANO COUNTY - The man who held a Wittenberg McDonald's employee hostage in April will spend more than 26 years in a mental institution.
Tuesday, a judge sentenced 29-year-old gunman Travis Keiler of Gillett to 26 and a half years in a mental institution.
Keiler had been found not guilty by mental disease or defect for taking hostages and failing to comply with an officer.
Two misdemeanor charges for carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct were dismissed.
Keiler held McDonald's employee Jacob Kujawa hostage for more than an hour in late April. No one was hurt in the situation.
Keiler told hostage negotiators he thought he was being followed that morning by "all different types" of police cars. Some of them had what he called "fire plates" on them.
|Story By: Lauren Stephenson