Man arrested following standoff faces new charges

Jeff Teppo was arrested in Mexico
Man arrested following standoff faces new charges

A Sun Prairie man who triggered a standoff with police last August is now facing new charges after he was arrested in Mexico.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Jeff Teppo, 28, was a fugitive violating conditions of his release from jail after he was charged with drug and gun crimes in connection with the standoff on Scheuerell Lane.

New charges against Teppo include four counts of distributing cocaine, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and one count of violating release conditions imposed by the court, according to a DOJ news release.

Officials said that that in violation of the conditions imposed, Teppo left the Western District of Wisconsin and traveled to Mexico.

Teppo was arrested in La Piedad, Mexico, on Oct. 5. He was deported to Houston the next day, and made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Houston on Oct. 9. He was detained and ordered removed to Madison.

If convicted, Teppo faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each distribution count, a maximum of 10 years on the felon in possession count, and a maximum of life in prison on the criminal contempt charge.