Beaver Dam Teen Enters Plea Deal On Felony Burglary Charges

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam teen charged with burglarizing a garage entered into a plea agreement Wednesday. Zephaniah Schultz pled no contest to a felony count of Burglary as well as a misdemeanor charge of Criminal Damage Property and Resisting.

The court found Schultz guilty on the misdemeanors but placed the 18-year-old into a deferred prosecution agreement on the felony. Meaning he will avoid a felony record while on probation for two years.

Beaver Dam police were called to a residential garage in April of 2019 after the owner reported that their vehicle was broken into. Several dollar bills and an unknown amount of quarters were taken. Investigators found two drops of blood at the scene.

The same day, authorities were called to the home directly behind the burglary after Schultz lit an apron on fire. When questioning Schultz, police noticed his hands were cut.

Schultz said his injuries were from punching a mirror. His DNA was collected and matched the blood samples recovered from the crime scene.