Madison man charged in federal court for Pizza Hut robbery

MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison man has been charged in federal court with robbing a local business at gunpoint.

Christian Killian, 33, was indicted Thursday by a Madison grand jury.

“The indictment alleges that Killian robbed the Pizza Hut on South Park Street in Madison on Jan. 29, 2019, and that he displayed a firearm to a Pizza Hut employee during the robbery,” a press release from the Western District of Wisconsin U.S. District Attorney’s office said. “The indictment also charges Killian with possessing a firearm during this crime of violence.”

Killian was arrested by Madison police on Jan 29 after leading police on a lengthy foot chase through the UW Arboretum. Due to the low temperature, he was hospitalized under guard for exposure, according to the Madison Police Department.

Killian was taken into custody on a federal warrant at his home Thursday, a spokesperson for the DA’s office said.

He was booked into the Dane County jail after being arrested by Madison police, the Dane County Sheriff’s office said.

“If convicted, Killian faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on the robbery charge, and a mandatory minimum penalty of five years on the firearm charge,” the release said. “Federal law requires that a penalty imposed on the firearm charge be served consecutive to any penalty imposed on the robbery charge.”

JT Cestkowski

JT Cestkowski

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