Suspect Confesses to Schofield Burglary 12 Hours After Break-in

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A Wausau man is now charged with the burglary of a Schofield business after confessing to the crime just 12 hours later.

Thursday, in Marathon County Circuit Court, Jeremy Blakeslee, 24, was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property and bail jumping after prosecutors said he broke into Grand Daddy's Gentleman's Club on July 29.

On July 30, around 7 a.m. the owner arrived at the business at noticed the office had been broken into.

Surveillance video was reviewed and showed the last employee left at 3:03 a.m. The burglary suspect was seen inside the building at 3:16 a.m. The suspect was recognized as a customer who had been at the business the night before.

Around 3 p.m. on July 30, Blakeslee arrived at the Wausau Police Department and confessed to the break-in. Blakeslee said he had entered through the roof and broke through the ceiling tiles.

According to the criminal complaint, Blakeslee said $200 had been stolen from him the night before and he intended to illegally reimburse himself.

Once inside, Blakeslee said he changed his mind and left the same way he entered.

Blakeslee is free on a $5,000 signature bond. He'll return to court on Sept. 13 to enter a plea to the burglary charge. Thursday, he pleaded not guilty to his misdemeanor charges.

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