Kraft Update

posted Jun 13, 2018, 6:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
A Holcombe man charged with killing another man in Rusk County appeared in court in Chippewa County yesterday on other charges. 

Preston Kraft faces charges in Chippewa County including 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. His bond was set at $2,000 cash. 

He’s also charged with homicide in Rusk County in connection to the death of Robert Pettit. 

The criminal complaint for Chippewa County says Pettit filed a complaint with the sheriff's department on April 28, saying that Kraft had threatened to kill him. Less than a month later, Pettit was found shot in the head in his driveway on May 18,. 

Kraft was captured and charged after a five-day search in the Blue Hills about 20 miles east of Rice Lake.