Scott Facing Drug Charges

A Randolph man, accused of robbing several banks, now faces a variety of drug charges. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department says Michael J. Scott reportedly confessed to ten bank robberies, including the US Bank in Hartford on June 11 and the Associated Bank in Oconomowoc on June 27. The 36-year-old was first identified as a possible suspect by a Dodge County Sheriff’s detective the week of July 9 after an informant told investigators that the suspect asked to use his vehicle. The next day, investigators say he sold heroin to a confidential informant from his Randolph apartment. Three days later, Scott allegedly robbed the US Bank in Germantown. Dodge County Sheriffs deputies had been using GPS to track Scott and he was taken into custody that night in Milwaukee, while buying heroin. Scott reportedly told investigators he robbed the banks to support his heroin habit. The confidential informant told police that he once went to a Beaver Dam grocery with Scott, who carried a Pringles can full of cash that he used for pre-paid money cards and scratch off lottery tickets. The informant found that unusual since neither Scott nor his girlfriend had a job. Scott is awaiting charges for the bank robberies in federal court. In the meantime, he is charged in Dodge County with three felony counts of Manufacture/Delivery of Heroin and Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place and misdemeanor bail jumping. If convicted, the drug charges carry a maximum penalty of 42 years in prison. Scott was charged three years ago in Dodge County with the sexual assault of an 8-year-old boy but was later acquitted by a jury. He is being held in the Washington County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.