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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that the Wisconsin Department of Justice, acting as special prosecutor for Milwaukee County, obtained a ruling on June 25, 2013, from Milwaukee County Circuit Court Commissioner Rosa Barillas, that there is probable cause to believe that Kenyatta Clincy and Montreal Freeman committed felonies. Accordingly, the Court then bound over both defendants for trial. Arraignment for both is scheduled for July 25, 2013, at 8:30 am.
The defendants are charged in a criminal complaint with one count of armed robbery by use of an article the victim reasonably believed to be a dangerous weapon, and one count of robbery by the use or threat of force, party to a crime, habitual criminality. The first count carries a maximum penalty of a fine not to exceed $100,000, or imprisonment not to exceed 40 years, or both. The second count carries a maximum penalty of a fine not to exceed 50,000, or imprisonment not to exceed 21 years, or both.
According to the criminal complaint, the defendants robbed a woman in front of her house. Freeman was the getaway driver and Clincy performed the physical robbery, according to the complaint, which also indicates that Clincy used an implement that appeared to be a shiny metal object. The victim warned her husband that the robber may be armed with a gun. According to the complaint, the co-defendants obtained the victim’s purse.
A criminal complaint is a document that makes allegations of criminal conduct. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
This matter was investigated by City of Milwaukee Police Department. Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Défort represents the State of Wisconsin in this prosecution.
A copy of the criminal complaints is available here.