Shawano man charged with removing GPS tracking device

Luke Reimer

A Shawano man is in custody after allegedly removing a court-ordered GPS tracking system.

Trevor J. Schutt, 29, was charged with one count of tampering with a global positioning system tracking device, three counts of bail jumping and one misdemeanor count of sex registry violation. If convicted, Schutt faces $10,000 in fines and 3½ years in prison for tampering with a GPS tracking device, $10,000 in fines and six years in prison for each count of bail jumping and $10,000 in fines and nine months in prison for sex offender registry violation.

According to the criminal complaint, a Shawano County sheriff’s lieutenant was contacted by the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry that Schutt had tampered with his GPS device.

In a letter from the sex offender registry program, it states that there is probable cause to believe that Schutt had removed the device and was therefore in violation of state statute.

Schutt was originally convicted of two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child and possession of child pornography in Shawano County in 2012. Schutt was to wear the GPS tracking device, but it was allegedly intentionally deactivated on Nov. 27, 2022. The device had been cut completly off.

During his initial appearance, Shawano-Menominee County Circuit Court Judge Katherine Sloma set a cash bond of $50,000 and scheduled a status conference for June 14.