Horicon Man Found Guilty Of Breaking Into Restaurant

7/15/17 – A Horicon man was found guilty of breaking into a Kekoskee restaurant to steal money at his plea hearing yesterday. Lucas Mueller pled no contest to two felony counts of Burglary 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 contacted an employee at the restaurant to ask him details about were money was kept inside the saloon. The employee 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. A bartender recognized the shoes worn by the perpetrator in security footage that belonged to Mueller. If convicted, Mueller faces up to 12 and half years in prison. A pre-sentencing investigation has been ordered and a hearing date is pending.