Bennie Green

Man accused of tailgating family, shooting at them found not competent 

Bennie Green

A man accused of tailgating a car full of people and shooting into it was found not competent to stand trial. 

All parties were in agreement that Bennie Green, 41, of Tony was not fit to stand trial following a competency evaluation he underwent. The case is suspended and a review hearing has been scheduled for February. 

Police say Green had been tailgating another vehicle on Highway 51 north of Wausau heading north. Reports say he would allow them to pass then speed up and tailgate them again. He then pulled up alongside the vehicle and fired into it twice, according to police reports. One person was injured and taken to the hospital from the incident. 

Police chased Green in a high-speed pursuit back to Wausau after being identified by Lincoln County deputies. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy disabled his vehicle and he was arrested. 

Green faces one count of attempted homicide and six counts of recklessly endangering safety (five first degree and one second degree). He also faces charges of operating while intoxicated, OWI causing injury, shooting a firearm from a vehicle, felony possession of a firearm and possession of meth. He is currently being held on a $500,000 bond, according to online court records.

A Lincoln County deputy received minor injuries from a minor crash during the pursuit.