A Madison man arrested after firing a gun and holding police at bay outside his home last month was indicted Wednesday on a charge that he possessed a short-barreled shotgun as a felon.
Eric Day, 35, who already faces felony charges in Dane County Circuit Court that include first-degree reckless endangerment and negligent handling of a firearm, was indicted on the federal version of two other charges he currently faces in state court, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a short-barreled shotgun.
Day was arrested on Jan. 24 after holding off police for nine hours outside his home in the 3500 block of Ridgeway Avenue on Madison's East Side. The incident began after neighbors reported hearing gunshots from inside Day's house, one of which went through a wall into his neighbor's kitchen, and others that cause property damage to items belonging to other neighbors.
According to a criminal complaint, police were in touch with Day, and at one point he told an officer that he had a sawed-off shotgun and one more shell that was intended for his head.
A police tactical team entered Day's home later and found him unresponsive with a shotgun positioned between his legs. Day remained hospitalized for several days after the incident, until a court appearance on Feb. 5.
He remains in the Dane County Jail on $15,000 bail.
Day faces up to 10 years in prison on the new federal charge, in addition to the time he faces on the state charges.