Man accused of YMCA break-in appears in court

The man accused of breaking into the Dahl Family YMCA branch in La Crosse pled not guilty in court Thursday.

19-year-old Peyton Nett is facing charges of burglary and criminal damage to property.

Nett appeared in La Crosse County Court Thursday morning and has been bound over for trial. A ‘request for substitution’ was also made during the hearing.

According to La Crosse Police reports, Nett turned himself in to authorities after friends alerted him to the video and photos released from the break-in during the early morning hours of October 11th.

Surveillance video captured part of the vandalism.

Nett told authorities that he blacked out and has no memory of vandalizing the YMCA building.

He faces a maximum penalty of a fine of $25,000 and a 12 year, 6 month jail sentence.

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