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Bugh gets 5 years in burglary

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A Minnesota man was sentenced to five years prison for his role in burglarizing Hiawatha National Bank in Hager City in May.

Roger Bugh, 40, was sentenced Friday in Pierce County Circuit Court by Pepin/Buffalo Circuit Court Judge James Duvall.

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"Confinement is needed to protect the public," Duvall said. "The length of the prison sentence is reasonable to protect the public."

Duvall also ordered Bugh to five years extended supervision once his prison term is complete.

Around 1 a.m. May 13, Pierce County Dispatch received an alarm call from the bank. The authorities arrived on the scene and found Bugh and Michael Schumann, 42, attempting to steal money from an ATM located outside the building.

The pair was arrested and both were charged with burglary, criminal damage to property, possession of burglarious tools and criminal damage to ATMs.

Bugh pleaded guilty to the burglary charge Friday and the rest were dismissed. Schumann is scheduled for a jury trial Oct. 10.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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