Father/son baseball bat beating suspects in court Thursday

RACINE (WITI) -- A Racine father and son criminally charged in connection with a baseball bat beating that took place in Mount Pleasant on Sunday, March 17th, were in court Thursday, April 4th.

44-year-old George Schram and 19-year-old Kevin Schram were arrested by Mount Pleasant police on March 23rd. Each now face charges including multiple counts of physical abuse of a child and felony criminal damage to property.

The name of a third suspect taken into custody, 16 years old, is not being released because he is a juvenile.

The criminal complaint against the Schrams indicates that early on Sunday, March 17th, there were four teenage victims in this case “having an altercation with Kevin Schram.” The teens drove to the Schram home “to entice the Schrams to come out of the residence and fight, but no one came out.” So the teens left.

The complaint says a short time later, one of the victims got a phone call from George Schram, “who was inviting them to come back.” The teens drove back to the home — and noticed as they pulled into the drive that between 20 and 25 people were there waiting for them. The complaint indicates the Schrams each had baseball bats.

The complaint says the teens pulled away from the home in an effort to get away from the group. But several of the people in the group, including the Schrams, followed them in their vehicles. The complaint says the teens turned down a dead-end street and got stuck. When that happened, the complaint indicates the Schrams, armed with baseball bats, approached the teens’ vehicle, started smashing in windows, and beat on several of the teens with the bats.

In court on Thursday, a judge denied a lesser bond for Kevin Schram.

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