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UPDATE: Man convicted for robbing banks in northern Wis. sentenced to federal prison

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THURSDAY 2/20/2020 7:27 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The man charged with numerous bank robberies in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula has been sentenced to federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Wisconsin says 43-year-old Jason Burgett of West Allis has been sentenced to just over 13 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Burgett pleaded guilty to robbing or attempting to rob the Farmer’s State Bank in Fremont, the Northern United Federal Credit Union in Escanaba, Mich., the Stephenson National Bank and Trust in Pembine, and the Citizen’s Community Federal Bank in Lake Hallie in July of 2019.

Officials say that after the robbery in Lake Hallie, Burgett led police on a high-speed chase that ended in his arrest. He was found to be in possession of about $16,000 from Citizen’s Community bank, a BB-gun, a ski mask, gloves, and a mesh bag.

Burgett was previously prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office in Milwaukee in 1998 and 1999 for armed bank robberies. He served 132 months in federal prison for those crimes.

Man convicted for robbing banks in northern Wis. enters guilty plea to new charge

FRIDAY 11/22/19 4:49 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — The man accused of a number of bank robberies in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula has pleaded guilty in federal court.

According to the US Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Wisconsin, 43-year-old Jason Burgett of West Allis appeared in court Friday.

Burgett reportedly pleaded guilty to robbing or attempting to rob the Farmer’s State Bank in Fremont on June 3, the Northern United Federal Credit Union in Escanaba, Mich., on July 5, the Stephenson National Bank and Trust in Pembine on July 8, and the Citizen’s Community Federal Bank in Lake Hallie on July 15.

Officials say that after the robbery in Lake Hallie, Burgett led police on a high-speed chase that ended in his arrest. He was found to be in possession of about $16,000 from Citizen’s Community bank, a BB-gun, a ski mask, gloves, and a mesh bag.

Burgett was previously prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office in Milwaukee in 1998 and 1999 for armed bank robberies. He served 132 months in federal prison for those crimes.

The case was investigated by the Grand Chute Police, the Eau Claire Police, the Fond du Lac Police, the Janesville Police, the Appleton Police, the De Pere Police, and the FBI.

Milwaukee man facing charges for Lake Hallie, Escanaba bank robberies

WEDNESDAY 8/28/19 12:37 p.m.

MARINETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man accused of robbing two banks in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Penisula.

Officials say 42-year-old Jason Burgett of Milwaukee will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney from the Eastern District of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee Office.

Burgett is suspected of armed robbery of the Nothern United Federal Credit Union in Escanaba on July 5 and another bank in Lake Hallie in Chippewa County.

Suspect arrested in connection to bank robbery

WEDNESDAY 7/17/19 10:53 a.m.

ESCANABA , Mich. — According to Local Five’s sister station, WJMN, Escanaba Public Safety along with the FBI have arrested a 42-year-old man from Milwaukee after leading authorities on a brief chase.

Officials have reason to believe that he may be linked to the attempted to the armed robbery of the Northern United Federal Credit Union in Escanaba on July 5.

They were also notified of another bank robbery in Lake Hallie, Chippewa County.

Local 3 News has reached out to the Marinette County, WI Sheriff’s Office asking if they still believe that is the same man in connection to the July 8 armed robbery at a bank in Pembine, WI and is still waiting for a response.

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office releases video, image from Pembine bank robbery

WEDNESDAY 7/10/19 10:27 a.m.

PEMBINE, Wis. (WFRV) — The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office has released video footage and a suspect image from a bank robbery in Pembine on Monday.

Officials continue to look for the male subject, described as white, 6’2″ to 6’5″, thin to medium build, and unknown age. He was last seen wearing light blue jeans, brown/tan colored shoes, dark colored sweatshirt or jacket, dark gloves, and his head was covered with a dark full-faced mask.

According to Local 5’s sister station, WJMN, investigators believe the bank robbery in Pembine is related to an armed robbery at a bank in Escanaba.

Based on the vehicles used and descriptions of the suspect, along with additional information WJMN says is not publically available, officials believe the robberies are connected.

If you have any information that can help police in this investigation, contact Marinette County Dispatch at (715) 732-7627.


Marinette County Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect in bank robbery

MONDAY 7/8/19 5:24 p.m.

PEMBINE, Wis. (WFRV) — The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to help locate a suspect in an armed bank robbery.

Officials say a white male subject entered a bank around 1:18 p.m. Monday.

He is described as 6’2″ to 6’5″, thin to medium build, and unknown age. He was last seen wearing light blue jeans, brown/tan colored shoes, dark colored sweatshirt or jacket, dark gloves, and his head was covered with a dark full-faced mask.

The suspect was said to be driving a mid to late model GMC 4 door, mid-size SUV, darker color, possibly a silver Acadia with colored 5 spoke wheels.

Officials believe the man is armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Marinette County Dispatch at 715-732-7627.

Video courtesy of a Local 5 Viewer, Brandon Hankins

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