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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

Friday, February 22, 2019

Madison Man Charged with Armed Robbery

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging a Madison man with robbing a Madison business at gunpoint.  Christian Killian, 33, was charged in an indictment returned yesterday by a grand jury sitting in Madison.

The indictment alleges that Killian robbed the Pizza Hut on South Park Street in Madison on January 29, 2019, and that he displayed a firearm to a Pizza Hut employee during the robbery.  The indictment also charges Killian with possessing a firearm during this crime of violence.

Killian was arrested late yesterday afternoon in Madison by Madison Police and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.  He made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison today, and was detained in custody pending a detention hearing.  The date for the detention hearing has not been set. 

If convicted, Killian faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on the robbery charge, and a mandatory minimum penalty of five years on the firearm charge.  Federal law requires that a penalty imposed on the firearm charge be served consecutive to any penalty imposed on the robbery charge. 

The charges against Killian are the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department and Dane County Sheriff’s Office.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow. 

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated February 22, 2019