The young man who plead guilty last year for his involvement in the beating of a group of teenagers is behind bars again, this time for allegedly stealing an all-terrain vehicle.

Kevin Schram, 20, of Mount Pleasant, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single count of misdemeanor theft. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in jail and/or up to $10,000 in fines. Because he is on probation, Schram could face additional time.

According to the criminal complaint, Mount Pleasant police were called at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday to a residence in the 4000 block of South Lawn Avenue for a report of a stolen 4 x 4. When officers arrived, a man told them his truck was stolen and that a stranger who wanted to remain anonymous told him Schram and a juvenile male were the culprits.

The stranger told the man the truck was in the Schram’s backyard under a blue tarp and that the back window had been broken during the crime, the complaint reads.

Police say they went to the Schram residence and found the defendant with a group of friends in the garage. After the friends had been dismissed, officers questioned Schram and the other boy about the 4 x 4. At first, the two kept quiet, but Schram did eventually admit to taking the 4 x 4 and dismantling it by removing some plastic pieces and two metal racks.

Officers noted in their report that the 4 x 4 was found covered by a tarp with pallets and a wheelbarrow on top of it. Police say they believe Schram had help because the 4 x 4 had to be loaded onto a pick-up truck for transport, but they do not have any other suspects.

Schram was transported to the Racine County Jail, where he remained as of Thursday night, according to online court records. He was assigned a $500 cash bond as well as a $1,500 signature bond. His pre-trial conference is March 27.

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