Mount Pleasant police say two brothers are both facing charges after an argument turned violent.
Kevin Schram, 22, and Matthew Schram, 19, both of Mount Pleasant, are charged with a single misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, domestic abuse. If convicted, they each face up to 90 days in jail and/or fines up to $1,000.
According to their criminal complaints, police were called at 4:18 p.m. Tuesday after a man called 911 saying his brother hit him. When officers arrived, Matthew told them Kevin was gone and that he and his brother had been talking in one room of the house when a woman entered the room and joined the conversation. Kevin was angry about the interruption and said some things to the woman Matthew didn’t like.
Police say the argument turned physical, and Kevin grabbed a baseball bat at one point. Matthew tried to restrain him in a bear hug from behind, but Kevin still managed to swing the bat up enough to catch Matthew in the temple, leaving a bump. When officers caught up to Kevin, he said he and Matthew were choking each other, but he denied hitting Matthew with the bat.
Both brothers were taken into custody and remain in the Racine County Jail on $500 cash bonds. They will next be in court April 14 for pre-trial conferences and have been ordered to not have any contact with the other.