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Madison man connected to WORT shooting charged in separate armed robbery

MADISON (WKOW) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged a Madison man connected to the WORT shooting last August with an armed robbery of an O’Reilly Auto Parts.

The U.S. Attorney said in a press release Wednesday that Jeremiah Edwards, 33, Madison is charged with armed robbery, brandishing a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Edwards was booking into the Dane County jail April 22 on a federal hold, according to jail records.

Edwards allegedly robbed the O’Reilly in the town of Blooming Grove on Nov. 8, 2018, using a loaded 9mm handgun.

The new charges supersede those returned by a grand jury in November of last year.

If found guilty, mandatory minimum laws would give Edwards 12 years in federal prison for brandishing a firearm and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The other charges carry a maximum of 35 years in prison, the DA’s Office said.

Online jail records show Edwards was booked into the Dane County Jail on April 22.

A search warrant named Edwards in connection to the Aug. 5 WORT radio shooting that injured a 33-year-old DJ. Edwards is a former DJ at the station, according to the court document.



JT Cestkowski

Social Media Content Producer/Desk Editor

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