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Wisconsin man who broke into home, ate victim’s chicken, slept in victim’s bed, receives prison and jail sentences

By: Steve Schuster, [email protected]//April 13, 2024//

Marvin Brown

Marvin Brown to serve prison and jail time for burglary and felony bail jumping

Wisconsin man who broke into home, ate victim’s chicken, slept in victim’s bed, receives prison and jail sentences

By: Steve Schuster, [email protected]//April 13, 2024//

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The Wisconsin man who was accused of breaking into another person’s home in 2021, eating their chicken and sleeping in their bed, plead guilty due to a no contest plea for Felony bail jumping and Criminal Trespass to Dwelling in violation of Wis. Stats. 946.49(1)(b) and 943.14(2), back on October 5, 2023, according to court documents.

Marvin Brown received a one-year prison sentence for felony bail jumping, and an additional 6 months in jail for criminal trespass to property back in February.

The Racine County Circuit Court also added several conditions to Brown’s sentence.

Condition Time Notes
Costs Defendant must pay all outstanding fees and court obligations. Defendant must submit a DNA sample as required by law if not previously provided. Defendant must pay mandatory DNA surcharge. If supervision is revoked or discharged with outstanding financial obligations, a civil judgment shall be entered against the defendant and in favor of restitution victims and governmental entities for the balance due. Collections may include income assignment.
Alcohol assessment Alcohol assessment and follow through with recommendations. No alcohol, random UA’s at discretion of agent.
Drug treatment Drug assessment and follow through with recommendations. No controlled substances, random UA’s at discretion of agent.
Employment / School Maintain full time employment to best of ability.
Other No contact with victims in cases. Counseling, treatment, services as deemed appropriate by agent including mental health assessment. Defendant must obey all rules and regulations of probation. Firearm warning given. Ineligible voting notice and acknowledgement.

According to court documents, on March 18, 2024, the Racine County Circuit Court issued a judgement in the amount of $443. To date, Brown owes the $443, plus an additional $176.

Also last month (March of 2024), the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled the time for filing a notice of intent to pursue postconviction relief under Wis. Stat 809.30(2)(b) was extended.

As previously reported by the Wisconsin Law Journal, a Mount Pleasant man was charged with burglary in March of 2023 after officials say he broke into the victim’s home, ate the victim’s chicken, and slept in the victim’s bed for several nights in September 2021, according to court documents obtained by Wisconsin Law Journal.

A preliminary hearing was originally set for Marvin Brown on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center. His initial appearance was held on March 2, 2023 where bond was been set for $10,000.

Brown’s DNA was sent to the Wisconsin State Crime Lab and came back as a match on the fork used to consume the chicken, Racine County Assistant District Attorney Donald Conner told the Wisconsin Law Journal during an interview Monday.

Charges were recently filed against Brown for burglary and failing to show up to jail, Conner said. The bail jumping charge that Brown faces is a class “H’ felony, according to court documents. Conner noted that Brown was also recently arrested for drug charges and resisting arrest.

Brown currently resides on the 1700 block of Warwick Way in Mount Pleasant, according to court documents. His attorney, Natalie Probst with the public defender’s office, could not be reached for comment.

Racine police received information about a burglary that occurred at residence on 700 block of 13th Street in Racine in 2021, according to the criminal complaint.

The elderly victim hadn’t been staying at the residence for quite some time due to illness, and her daughter had been periodically staying there. Once the victim’s daughter arrived back at the residence on Nov. 1, 2021, after being away for one week, she noticed the door was unlocked. Then she “went inside and found the entire home was ransacked and someone had gained entrance by removing the window air conditioner,” the complaint states.

“Officers also noted every room throughout the residence was completely ransacked. (Victim’s daughter) pointed out that the bed in the first floor bedroom had been slept in, a dirty pot and pan on the kitchen stove with her mother’s chicken that had been taken from the freezer still in them, a cigarette butt and used bowls of food and utensils in the bedroom,” the complaint says.

Police then sent the cigarette butt and silverware to the state of Wisconsin’s crime lab where the DNA evidence was examined. The results were a direct match with Brown, officials tell The Wisconsin Law Journal.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Brown has a list of prior offenses.

  • 10/17/2022 Bail Jumping, Criminal Trespass to Dwelling Racine 21CF1950
  • 10/17/2022 Take and Drive Vehicle w/o Consent Racine 21CF274
  • 06/23/2017 Burglary-Building or Dwelling/Rptr Racine 16CF1305
  • 07/01/2014 Receiving/Concealing Stolen Property/Rptr Racine 14CM828
  • 04/26/2012 Attempted Burglary-Bldg Dwelling Racine 11CF1648
  • 04/05/2011 Burglary-Bldg or Dwelling Racine 10CF691
  • 03/11/2009 Breaking & Entering Unoccupied Structure Dayton OH 08-CR4862-1
  • 06/20/2007 Escape Cincinnati OH
  • 02/11/2004 Attempted Burglary Dayton OH
  • 06/04/2002 Issue Worthless Checks Racine 01CM867
  • 11/15/1997 Aggravated Burglary Lucas Co OH
  • 07/01/1994 Felon Posses Firearm Racine 94CF386
  • 06/20/1991 Disorderly Conduct/UDW/Rptr Racine 91CM1850
  • 06/20/1991 Bail Jumping Racine 91CF275
  • 01/03/1991 Burglary/Rptr/PTAC Racine 90CF977
  • 11/01/1990 Disorderly Conduct Racine 90CM2658
  • 10/11/1989 OVWOC Racine 88CF407
  • 10/11/1989 Battery/Rptr Racine 89CM1452
  • 10/11/1989 Battery/Rptr Racine 89CM1450


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