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Serial Robber Sentenced to 7 Years

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

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Aaron Stanley, 35, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to seven years in federal prison for robbing four businesses, one while armed.  Stanley pleaded guilty to these charges on June 17, 2019.  His prison term will be followed by a four-year period of supervised release.

On December 24, 2018, Stanley robbed a Speedway gas station on Monona Drive, Monona, while armed. On December 30, 2018, he robbed a Mobil gas station on Cottage Grove Road, Madison.  On January 9, 2019, he robbed another Speedway gas station on Lake Road, Windsor. Finally, on January 15, 2019, he robbed a Papa Murphy’s restaurant on East Broadway, Monona.

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 involves collaboration by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent and deter gun violence. 

The charges against Stanley were the result of an investigation conducted by the Monona Police Department, the Madison Police Department and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow. 

Updated August 27, 2019

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