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Burlington, WI – A man was arrested Thursday for pointing a gun at another person during a fight.

Tyler Werlein, 26, of Burlington, got into a fight his brother following an argument, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Werlein was angry and looking for a fight that day, witnesses told officers with the Burlington Police Department.

During the fight at a residence in the 300 block of Smith Street, Werlein was put into a chokehold by his brother. His mother intervened and entreated that Werlein be let go from the chokehold. He spun around and pulled a 44 caliber pistol from his waistband and pointed it at his brother.

He had his finger on the trigger, which was slightly depressed, and threatened to shoot. But Werlein’s mother pushed his brother out of the way and out the door of the home to remove him from the situation.

Werlein is charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety, second degree recklessly endangering safety, negligent handling of a weapon, disorderly conduct, five counts of felony bail jumping and five counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.

If convicted of all charges, Werlein faces up to 88 years six months in prison and/or fined up to $161,000.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.