A 22-year-old Grand Chute charged with breaking into a cottage in Langlade County after investigators say a cigarette left at the scene matched his DNA is scheduled to reach a plea deal next month, and will avoid a jury trial.
Prosecutors said the burglary happened in the Town of Elcho in 2010. The State Crime Lab tested a cigarette butt found at the scene on July 21, 2010 and on May 13, 2014. Prosecutors says that most recent test matched a DNA profile of Nathanial McKee, who was subsequently charged.
The alleged victims say four bottles of liquor and a Winchester model 100 .308 semi-automatic rifle with a scope were stolen.
McKee is in custody in the St. Croix County jail where is serving an 18 month sentence for taking a vehicle without the owner's consent.
McKee is charged with burglary and two counts of theft in Langlade County. A plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 11.
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