Police say he was drunk at time
Alex J. Skokan, 18, Clintonville, is charged with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and three counts of criminal damage to property.
On Oct. 14, 2017, a resident of the 100 block of Flora Way told Clintonville police his black BMW had been stolen. The vehicle had been parked in the driveway, unlocked with the keys in the car.
Later that day, the car was found in a field about one mile away on the 200 block of Madison Street.
According to the criminal complaint, someone drove the BMW through a corn field, struck a metal deer stand, damaged a fence and hit a 55-gallon metal drum fill with glass.
The BMW sustained heavy damage and was abandoned at the crash site.
Clintonville Police Capt. Dennis Schroeder spoke with a witness who said he had been at a party with Skokan on Oct. 13. He said Skokan became very drunk and slept the night at his trailer, located next door to the home where the BMW had been stolen.
The following morning, Skokan allegedly bragged he had gone car shopping the night before, and drove the car into the woods where it became stuck.
Skokan has been in custody on a $10,000 cash bond since Oct. 24, when he was charged with charged with 10 counts of burglary, two counts of theft, three counts of criminal damage to property, taking a vehicle without consent, arson, illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He also faces criminal charges in Outagamie County.