Delavan man charged with attempted homicide after shooting man in leg

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Andrea Anderson
July 10, 2015

ELKHORN—A Delavan man facing a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide shot a man in the leg after arguing with him over a woman, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.

Tyler A. Montour, 25, of 1207 Barnes St., shot Blake Kruizenga after an argument over Montour's sister June 12 in the bathroom of a Delavan tavern.

Kruizenga and another man later were walking from the bar when they saw a vehicle headed their way that showed no signs of stopping.

Montour, who was the passenger in the vehicle, lowered his window and fired six shots at the two men, according to the complaint. Kruizenga was shot in the leg.

Montour pleaded not guilty June 29, and Montour's attorney Melissa Frost demanded a speedy trial. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 14.

Frost declined to comment on why a speedy trial was demanded.

Witnesses told police they saw the vehicle leave quickly after the shooting.

The driver of the vehicle told police he “was in shock” and sped away before dropping off Montour near the Delavan Fire Department, the complaint states.

Montour is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Montour will appear in court next at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Walworth County Judicial Center. He is being held at the Walworth County Jail on a $500,000 cash bond.

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