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Man named in search warrant found guilty in separate armed robbery case


MADISON (WKOW) -- A man named in a search warrant for a 2018 shooting at WORT radio in Madison was found guilty Thursday in a separate case of armed robbery and other crimes.

A federal court jury found Jeremiah Edwards, 34, Madison, guilty of robbing an O'Reilly Auto Parts store with a gun in Blooming Grove, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

The conviction for the November, 2018 robbery followed a trial which included four days of testimony and seven hours of jury deliberations.

Edwards was also found guilty of "brandishing a firearm during that crime, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing THC-products with an intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime," the release said.

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.

Edwards is scheduled to be sentenced on April 17 at 11:00 a.m.

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