10/24/11 – A Beaver Dam man was placed on probation during a sentencing hearing late last week on charges that he stole thousands of dollars worth of scrap metal. 23-year-old Joseph Evans took stainless steel sheets from Supreme Manufacturing in May of 2010. He pled “no contest” to felony Theft charges earlier this month, it was the second time Evans had a plea deal worked out in the case. In April, Dodge County prosecutors rescinded a deal after Evans was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. Authorities say Evans fondled a pre-school age victim in March. He has a five-day jury trial on the molestation charges set to begin in mid-January. Evans could have the Theft charge expunged if he stays out of trouble during his two-year probation.