Madison Man Given Two Years Probation For Felony Bail Jumping

(Beaver Dam) A Madison man arrested in connection with a theft from a Beaver Dam store was placed on probation for two years Wednesday. Fifty-one-year-old Scott Brown entered a no contest plea to one felony count of Bail Jumping. A felony charge of Retail Theft was dismissed but read into the record. 58-year-old William Byrnes is facing similar charges for his alleged role and will be arraigned next week. Scott and the other suspect walked into Fleet Farm in November of 2018, loaded up the carts and walked out the front door without paying. They filled their SUV and quickly fled the scene. Beaver Dam Police conducted a traffic stop on Highway 151, observing stacks of unopened boxes of tools in the back seat as they approached the vehicle. Authorities also recovered an empty baggie with drug residue and a crack pipe. Scott told officers that he had a drug problem and said he knew people in Madison would purchase the tools for a few hundred dollars. The items, which included power tools like drills and a grinder, were valued at over $1100.