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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 19, 2021

Madison Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Armed Robbery of Convenience Store

MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Mekhi Moss, 20, Madison, Wisconsin was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge James Peterson to seven years in prison for robbing a convenience store and brandishing a firearm during the robbery.   Moss pleaded guilty to these charges on July 7, 2021.

On January 21, 2020, Moss and another man robbed a Stop-N-Go in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.  Both were displaying handguns, and Moss had stolen his gun only days earlier.  At the time of the robbery, Moss had eleven pending state cases and warrants for his arrest. 

At sentencing, Judge Peterson said that Moss has been a destructive force and the primary goal of sentencing was to protect the public.  The judge noted that the armed robbery was very serious, and that Moss had a history of committing serious crimes.  The prison term will be followed by four years of supervised release.

The charges against Moss were the result of an investigation conducted by the Sun Prairie Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Stephan.

This case has been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Justice Department’s program to reduce violent crime.  The PSN approach emphasizes coordination between state and federal prosecutors and all levels of law enforcement to address gun crime, especially felons illegally possessing firearms and ammunition and violent and drug crimes that involve the use of firearms. 

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated November 22, 2021