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UPDATE: Man Who Robbed, Battered Elderly Couple Sentenced

UPDATED Friday, January 4, 2013 --- 12:41 p.m.

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- A Beloit man has been sentenced to 39 years in prison for his involvement in the robbery and battery of an elderly couple.

Twenty-one-year-old Christopher Dawson was convicted in October of armed robbery, armed burglary with a dangerous weapon, two counts of battery to an elderly person and intimidating a witness.

Dawson, along with three other suspects, were charged with breaking into the home of an elderly couple in November of 2010. Prosecutors say Dawson and the others bound the victims and pushed them down the stairs. Dawson put a shirt over the head of the female victim and told her she and her husband were going to die.

The Beloit Daily News says the suspects stole cash, a coin collection and a Green Bay Packers ring.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Monday, April 23, 2012 --- 9:15 a.m.

From the Beloit Police Department:

The Beloit Police Department has arrested another individual from the home invasion incident that occurred on November 17, 2010 in the 1300 block of Emerson St.

On April 20, 2012, at about 1:40 p.m., the following individual was taken into custody at the Rock County Court House as he appeared on an unrelated incident.

The arrest was a result of the continuation of the investigation and issuance of an arrest warrant.

CHRISTOPHER A. DAWSON, W/M, 08/30/1991, of Beloit

Charges:
Armed Robbery Party to a Crime(PTAC)
Armed Burglary PTAC
Theft PTAC
Intimidation of a Witness (2 counts)

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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 --- 3:52p.m.

Release from Beloit Police Department:

On November 17, 2010, at about 8:00 p.m., Beloit Police Officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Emerson St. for a reported armed home invasion. Investigation at the time revealed multiple individuals entered the residence armed with handguns. The suspects bound, physically assaulted, and robbed the elderly residents. Beloit Police detectives diligently investigated the incident but were unable to develop Probable Cause for arrests.

In January 2012, information was received through the Beloit Area Crime Stoppers as to who was responsible for committing this crime. The tipster was able to provide new and significant information pertaining to the case. With this new information, detectives were able to develop additional leads in the investigation. Through these leads the detectives located incriminating evidence against the suspects. The investigation produced Probable Cause for the issuance of arrest warrants for individuals involved in this crime.

On today’s date, April 13, 2012, Beloit Police Detectives and Patrol Officers arrested the following individuals for their involvement in this offense:

ALONSO B. GUZMAN, H/M, 05/15/1992 of Beloit & Brookfield, IL
Charges: Armed Robbery, PTAC
Armed Burglary, PTAC
Misdemeanor Theft, PTAC

KRISTEN M. BRICKSON, W/F, 02/10/1993 of Beloit
Charges: Armed Robbery, PTAC
Armed Burglary, PTAC
Misdemeanor Theft, PTAC
Obstructing an Officer

The following individual is currently in the Stanley (WI) Correctional Institution on unrelated charges. Stanley Correctional will be notified of the existing arrest warrant:

MICHAEL E. RANSOM, W/M, 02/28/1987
Currently in Stanley (WI) Correctional Institution on unrelated charges
Charges: Armed Robbery, PTAC
Armed Burglary, PTAC
Misdemeanor Theft, PTAC


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