(Beaver Dam) A Richland Center woman accused of stealing from a Beaver Dam business and running from police made her initial appearance in court yesterday Wednesday. Cash bond was set at $10-thousand-dollars for Destiny Dull who is facing felony charges of Retail Theft and Fleeing. A bench warrant is currently issued for Timothy McEvoy, who is facing similar charges, after he failed to appear for his initial appearance earlier this month. Joshua Schaaf is facing a felony charge of Fleeing for his alleged role.
It all started when Beaver Dam police were notified that two people were filling garbage cans with various items at a local business on the morning of June 10th. The officer arrived on scene and observed two people matching the suspect’s descriptions leave and approached them. The suspects got in a car where a third individual was behind the wheel and accelerated away. Authorities shortly lost sight of the vehicle but later located it at a gas station. One of the parties, reportedly identified as Schaaf, was exiting the store when officers arrived. The vehicle drove away and Schaaf was arrested. He reportedly admitted to being behind the wheel when law enforcement first approached them at the business.
Authorities continued to pursue the suspect vehicle as it traveled southbound in the northbound lane of Highway 151. The car lost control just past the Highway DE intersection and crashed. McEvoy was allegedly identified as the driver at that time while Dull was the passenger. According to the criminal complaint, Dull said she was driving when the vehicle first left the gas station but put it on cruise control going 90 miles-per-hour on the highway to switch seats with McEvoy. The total dollar among of the items taken from the business was roughly $3,200.
If convicted, the 23-year-old Dull faces over 17 years in prison while the 28-year-old McEvoy faces over 16. Dull has a preliminary hearing scheduled for November 11th. A one-day jury trial is on the calendar for Schaaf on October 13th.