Three people in custody in connection with baseball bat beating
MOUNT PLEASANT (WITI) — Two men and a teenager are now in custody in connection with a baseball bat beating that took place in Mount Pleasant on Sunday, March 17th.
Mount Pleasant police made the arrests on Saturday, March 23rd. Those in custody include 44-year-old George Schram and 19-year-old Kevin Schram. The name of the additional 16-year-old taken into custody is not being released because he is a juvenile.
George Schram is being charged with aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon, contributing to the delinquency of a child, battery with a dangerous weapon, criminal damage to property, and disorderly conduct. He is currently being held on $61,180.00 Bond at the Racine County Jail.
Kevin Schram is being charged with substantial battery with a dangerous weapon, criminal damage to property, battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct. He is currently being held on $56,150.00 Bond at the Racine County Jail.
The 16-year-old, is being held at the Racine County Juvenile Intake Facility on similar charges.
A Mount Pleasant teen suffered serious in the attack. At first, police received calls reporting vehicles racing in the Lake Park area. As it turned out, a group of suspects in a pickup truck were chasing the victim, who was in a Dodge Neon. The back window of that Neon was obliterated and the front windshield shattered.
“The guys jumped out of the trucks and smashed the window of the driver’s side window of the car and started beating up the guy,” Mike Hutchinson said.
Hutchinson told FOX6 News he ran outside when he heard the commotion. He says suspects were trying to attack the three occupants int he vehicle. The Neon tried to get away, pulling out of a dead-end and turning around, but got stuck in another dead-end. The pickup truck was still on its tail.
“Once the Neon got stuck in the snow bank, the other occupants got out and started beating them with baseball bats,” a police official told FOX6 News.
Police say one of the victims was dragged from the car and struck several times.
One victim suffered a head injury and was taken to the hospital. The other injured a wrist — possibly in self-defense.