4/13/17 – A Horicon man accused of breaking into a Kekoskee restaurant to steal money was in court for his arraignment hearing yesterday. Lucas Mueller entered a plea of not guilty to felony Burglary among other felony and misdemeanor charges for Theft and Bail Jumping. On March 18, police were dispatched to Cooper Shop Saloon for a burglary that occurred overnight. The restaurant owners reported missing close to $400-hundred dollars and that whoever stole the money knew exactly where to find it. The 32-year-old Mueller had allegedly contacted an employee at the restaurant to ask him details about were money was kept inside the saloon. The employee reportedly told police officers that he drove Mueller to the restaurant then waited for him at a nearby cemetery and was paid $200-hundred dollars for driving him. According to the criminal complaint, a bartender recognized the shoes worn by the perpetrator in security footage that allegedly belonged to Mueller. If convicted, Mueller faces up to 12 an half years in prison. A telephone scheduling conference is set for next month.
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