A Waupaca man is being held on a 5000 dollar cash bond following charges that he threatened a Wisconsin DNR Warden. 77 year old David A. Neelis, Sr., faces felony counts of threats to a law enforcement officer, and threats to injure, along with a misdemeanor count of contempt of a judicial order. Neelis is the owner of Dave’s Sewer Service in King. The criminal complaint says the DNR in July of 2015 revoked his septage operator certificate and business license. Later that month Neelis was stopped in his business truck by DNR wardens after servicing a sewer system in the Waupaca area. The complaint says he was asked if he had any weapons in the truck, to which he allegedly replied no, but that he was “going to start carrying firearms from now on.” In May 2017 a Waupaca County judge issued an order for Neelis to comply with the DNR revocation, and ordered the business to pay 81-thousand dollars in fines and costs. The complaint says surveillance by the DNR showed Neelis continued to service customers. In November of 2017 he was found in contempt, and in June of this year the DNR was authorized by the judge to seize all his septic equipment, including vehicles. In a subsequent court hearing in September, the complaint says Neelis allegedly threatened the officers, saying “I will blow you away if you come on my property.” If convicted of the charges, he faces up to a dozen years in prison. Neelis is due back in court January 8th.