Two men have been taken into custody in relation to their alleged involvement in a recent armed robbery that is said to have taken place in Wisconsin. Violent crimes of this nature carry serious penalties, and those accused may face a variety of potentially life-altering consequences should a conviction be obtained. Individuals who face similar charges may wish to protect their future by focusing on their defense, but the process can be complex.
According to reports, a person filed a complaint with authorities on a recent Thursday claiming that two men had held him against his will and stolen cash from him. Authorities assert the victim had taken to social media to arrange the purchase of illegal drugs, and upon arriving at the residence, he was placed in a choke hold and robbed. Upon hearing a commotion, his friend entered the residence and says the men inside flashed a gun and began to threaten them.
Following this report, authorities proceeded to obtain and execute a search warrant at the residence in question. It is unclear if a firearm or the stolen cash was located during this process, and neither of those accused of involvement in the crime were present. However, the two men were arrested the next day and accused of robbery with threat of a weapon.
Those accused of violent crimes such as armed robbery could find it advisable to seek guidance as soon as any charges are filed. By speaking with a defense attorney, an individual in Wisconsin could obtain advice on making informed decisions throughout the process. An attorney can thoroughly evaluate the situation and assist a client in forming a strong defense for use during subsequent legal proceedings.
Source: htrnews.com, “Manitowoc police arrest 2 in armed robbery where victims sought pot“, Patti Zarling, Jan. 8, 2018