Waukesha standoff suspect turns himself into Milwaukee County Jail

Suspect turned himself in late Sunday morning
Posted at 12:52 PM, Jul 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 07:47:39-04

WAUKESHA -- The two-day search for the man who fled from police on Friday ended when Nasar Gregory turned himself into the Milwaukee County Jail late Sunday morning, according to Waukesha police.

Gregory was wanted on a temporary felony warrant for domestic battery, strangulation, child abuse, and intimidation of a victim.

"He was scared, he saw the things that were on the news," said Daniel Storm, who helped facilitate Gregory's surrender Sunday. 

Storm is a private investigator who often works with a local attorney. Storm says Gregory reached out to him seeking a safe way to turn himself in. 

Storm says Gregory was scared after seeing the police response to his home, including SWAT vehicles and the rubber bullets fired into the home. 

On Friday morning, Waukesha police were called to the home for a report of a domestic disturbance. A child inside the home called 911 asking for help from police. 

Gregory's girlfriend told TODAY's TMJ4 that Gregory allegedly beat her and threatened to kill her children. 

When police attempted to negotiate with Gregory, officers discovered he had escaped.

"He went from roof to roof," said Storm. 

A short time later, officers received a tip from Waukesha Metro Transit that a rider reported the suspect transferring from one bus to another with an unknown destination.

The police department had received tips from the public and worked in cooperation with the Milwaukee Police Department and US Marshall’s Office.
Waukesha police say Storm was a vital asset to law enforcement as he negotiated the safe surrender of Gregory.
The victims of this incidents were given resources including the Woman’s Center to advocate for their needs during this time.
Storm said he thought the police response was excessive but he's glad the situation resolved itself peacefully.
"We can't second guess, we weren't in that position," said Storm. "Were they probably right? Yeah they probably were but today I didn't see the young man today that they portrayed him to be in Waukesha."
Stay with TODAY'S TMJ4 for further updates on this developing story.