TOWN OF MADISON (WKOW) – The Town of Madison Police arrested three men Thursday for armed robbery.
Police say a 22-year-old victim, who police are not identifying, says he talked with someone through his apartment's intercom system who he thought was his friend. He allowed the person to enter the complex and then unlocked his apartment door.
The victim was in his kitchen when he was confronted by two black men, one of them pointing a handgun at the victim. One of the suspects was known to the victim as "Will." He demanded the victim provide them money. The victim says he was recently robbed and didn't have any money. Will told the suspect with the gun, that he would shoot him and kill him.
The victim was able to run out of his apartment and started pounding on neighboring apartment doors, asking someone to call 911. The victim was able to watch the suspects leave the apartment and follow their vehicle on foot. He was able to give police information on the vehicle that led to their arrest.
Police found the vehicle at a gas station on Verona Road. With the assistance from the city of Madison, a high risk traffic stop was executed and three suspects were taken into custody without incident. The stolen items were found in the vehicle along with a realistic looking black pellet gun.
Twenty-three-year-old William Reed faces armed robbery charges, criminal trespass to dwelling while armed, possession of THC and felony bail jumping. Police also arrested 18-year-old Shaquielle Boone-Richards for armed robbery and bail jumping. Nineteen-year-old Richard Johnson also faces charges for armed robbery and trespass to dwelling while armed.