Christopher McNulty, the 41 year-old Sturgeon Bay man was convicted of shooting at police officers at his west side home in August of 2011, was place on 5 years probation and sentenced to 90 days in jail at a hearing in Door County Circuit Court Thursday.
In May, McNulty pleaded no contest to charges of recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon, failure to comply with officers orders and using a firearm while intoxicated. He had originally been charged with 1st degree attempted homicide. Judge Peter Diltz indicated that, during the first 18 months of his probation, McNulty will be under the authority of the Northeast Wisconsin Veterans Treatment Court. He will receive treatment and counseling and will work with a veteran mentor under strict rules of order. McNulty must also pay court costs and obtain an A.O.D.A. assessment. A Separate 90 day jail term was stayed.
Sturgeon Bay police officers, who went to McNulty’s hom on that August day on a welfare check, were met with a hail of gunfire. After the shots were fired, authorities learned that McNulty was a U.S. Army veteran with combat experience. The shooting led to a 7 hour standoff that was eventually resolved without injury.