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Second bank burglar gets three years probation

The second of two men charged for their role in burglarizing Hiawatha National Bank (HNB) in Hager City last May was sentenced to three years probation.

Michael K. Schumann, 42, was sentenced Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court by Judge Robert Wing.

"He's had no alcohol or drug problems which is unusual in cases like these," said Wing, explaining his sentencing, which included no further jail. "He has his GED and a history of steady employment."

Around 1 a.m. May 13, Pierce County Sheriff's Dispatch received an alarm call from HNB. Members from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department arrived on scene as they're assisted by the Red Wing Police Department.

Upon arrival, they found Schumann and Roger Bugh, 40, attempting to steal money from an ATM machine, located outside the bank's building.

The pair was arrested and both were charged with burglary, criminal damage to property, possession of burglarious tools, and criminal damage to ATMs. Schumann pled guilty in October to criminal damage to property and possession of burglarious tools. The other two charges were dismissed.

For more please read the Dec. 10 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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