Beaver Dam Burglar Sentenced To 10 Years

10/3/11 – A former Beaver Dam man was sentenced late Friday to ten years in prison for burglarizing a home four years ago. Timothy Knaup entered a “no contest” plea in July to a count of felony Burglary and had two other charges dismissed but read into the record. The 48-year-old broke into a home in Beaver Dam in 2007. The home owner came home and interrupted the burglar, who was armed with a small handgun. Knaup ordered the homeowner at gunpoint to go into a different room, and fled the residence. In a separate case two years later, Knaup was sentenced to five years in prison for pointing a loaded gun at police officers who were called to his residence for a domestic incident. Officers safely removed a child and then located Knaup in the basement, with a beer in one hand and a loaded 22-caliber handgun in the other. After refusing to surrender the weapon, which was cocked, officers deployed their Tazer gun and took him into custody. As of result of that felony conviction, his DNA was collected. The State Crime Lab then connected that DNA to evidence left at the scene of the 2007 burglary. The ten-year prison sentence for burglary was ordered to begin after he completes that five-year sentence for the domestic incident. Knaup was also sentenced to five years of Extended Supervision.