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Appleton Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Armed Standoff

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin,

announced that on July 17, 2023, Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach sentenced Torey D. Robinson (Age: 37) to a total sentence of five years’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for an armed standoff that occurred in Appleton, Wisconsin.

According to court documents, on April 10, 2023, Robinson approached Appleton Police Department officers and asked what kind of body armor they were wearing. Less than one hour later, officers were dispatched to a report of gunshots near Robinson’s residence. After arriving on scene, officers heard shots coming from Robinson’s residence, and they later observed him walk out of the residence with a rifle. A shelter-in-place order was given, and SWAT teams and crisis negotiators were called to the scene. After a standoff that lasted approximately five hours, Robinson was taken into custody.

At the scene, officers located a Diamondback Firearms DB-15 rifle and numerous rounds of ammunition. Robinson, as a convicted felon, was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

The Appleton Police Department investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorney Alexander E. Duros prosecuted in United States District Court.

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Updated July 18, 2023