UPDATE: 1st Armed Robbery Suspect Sentenced

ROCK COUNTY (WIFR) -- One of the two men arrested for robbing a father and son in Janesville, is heading to prison.

Brandon Bunch, 24, has been found guilty of armed robbery and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Police say Bunch and Brandon Turnure, 21, stole an iPhone and laptop from a man in his driveway in March 2013. The victim hopped in his car and followed the suspects. Allowing police to arrest them. Turnure will be back in court on October 16th.



JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- Two Loves Park men were arrested Tuesday night in Janesville Township for an alleged armed robbery.

At 10:31 p.m., officers from the Rock County Sheriff's Office and the Edgerton Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the 5800 block of N. Glenmoor Lane. Reportedly, two white males pointed handguns at a man and his son in a driveway. According to a press release, the suspects fled in a Cadillac after stealing an iPhone and a laptop computer.

While police were checking nearby roads, the man had followed the suspects to a parking lot behind the Janesville Athletic Club on Blackbridge Road where a gold 2001 Cadillac Seville had struck a building and became stuck in a snow bank. The man called 911 and informed dispatch that the suspects had removed the license plate from the car and fled on foot.

After Janesville police officers and a K9 unit joined in a foot pursuit, 23-year-old Brandon M. Bunch and 20-year-old Brandon S. Turnure were taken into custody. After checking the surrounding area and vehicle, two handguns along with a cell phone and laptop computer were found.

Bunch and Turnure were transported to the Rock County Jail where they were held pending initial appearances in court Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. on charges of armed robbery. Since this is an ongoing investigation, additional charges are expected.

According to a press release, additional information suggests Bunch and Turnure are likely linked to a similar case that took place March 16 in Madison, WI. That case is still under investigation by the Madison Police Department.


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