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Two get prison for 2011 burglary
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MONROE - Two men involved in an April 2011 burglary in Monroe were sentenced to five- and 10-year prison sentences.

Samuel R. Schutte, 30, Monroe, was found guilty due to a guilty plea Wednesday of burglary and sentenced to five years in state prison with five years of extended supervision. Felony charges of robbery with a threat of force and possession of narcotic drugs were dismissed but read-in. Schutte was also ordered to undergo alcohol and other drugs assessment classes; not drink or do drugs; and have no contact with the victims in the case or the co-defendant William Wilke.

Wilke, 40, New Lisbon Correctional Institute, was found guilty at a jury trial Wednesday and sentenced to 10 years in state prison to be served consecutively to his April 29 sentence of five years for a separate burglary. Wilke was also sentenced to five years of extended supervision Wednesday to be served consecutively and he is ordered to pay back restitution. Wilke was found guilty of robbery with a threat of force and possession of narcotic drugs and sentenced for a total of 13 years in prison and eight years of extended supervision to be served concurrently.

Court records indicate the two men targeted a home on 2nd Street North because Schutte knew one of the residents was prescribed Fentanyl patches, a prescription narcotic pain reliever.

When the resident came to the door, Schutte and Wilke shoved their way into the home, forced the victim to the floor and duct-taped his mouth shut. One of the burglars next seized the patches while the other grabbed the resident's wife and made her hand over $500 cash.

DNA evidence linked Schutte to the crime scene, according to court records.

- Tom Holm