(Brownsville) A Milwaukee man made his initial appearance in Dodge County court this week in connection with an eight-year-old gas station break-in. Michael Schultz is charged with felony Burglary of a Building Or Dwelling and Operating A Motor Vehicle Without the Owners Consent. The 54-year-old is accused of using a hammer to break a window at Cole’s Brownsville BP in February or 2010 and then trying to rip an ATM machine out of the ground. He allegedly drove to the scene in a pickup truck stolen from Milwaukee. He used a yellow strap in his unsuccessful attempt to steal the ATM and remnants of the yellow strap were found in the stolen car. A DNA swab of the stolen truck after it was recovered connected Schultz to the vehicle. He was brought in to his parole agents office for questioning a couple days after the incident. Halfway during the interview he stood up and bolted out of the building. Schultz was apprehended last year after racking up felony charges in Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. He was convicted in Milwaukee County last week for Theft of Movable Property Above $10-thousand Dollars and Taking a Vehicle Without Consent and will be sentenced on those charges in April and court records list Schultz has being in the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun. If convicted, the charges carry a maximum sentence of over 18-years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1000 this week and a judge will decide next month if there is enough evidence to order a trial.
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