By Isabelle Kallie
An Appleton hunter accused of pointing his gun and threatening a
landowner over the weekend made his first appearance in court Monday.
Police say the landowner called authorities after he confronted
Chuetoua Lor twice about trespassing on his land. Officers say the
private land is heavily wooded and adjacent to public land used
primarily for hunting.
The confrontation happened Saturday in the Town of Liberty, just
outside Hortonville. According to police, Lor, 37, was hunting squirrels
and told the landowner he needed to get the animal he shot. When the
landowner refused, Lor allegedly pointed his gun at the landowner.
"My understanding on scene that day is that the gun had been leveled
toward the landowner, Mr. Lor had allegedly made motions like he was
putting a round in the chambers of the gun and he was supposed to have
pointed at his leg or lower body," Sgt. Mike Jenks, Outagamie County
Sheriff's Department, said.
No shot was fired.
"There was some misunderstanding about who actually owned the land
and where this took place,"
"There is some public land but it's ringed -- it's landlocked by
private land -- so the only way to get through to the public land is to
get access through one of the landowners," Jenks explained.
Lor was arrested at his Appleton home, after police searched the
500-acre woods for five hours Saturday afternoon.
He told the sheriff's department he did have permission from a
different, nearby landowner.
He's charged with first-degree recklessly endangerment, a felony, and
pointing a firearm at another, which is a misdemeanor. He's being held
on $10,000 cash bail, and is due back in court next month for his