Whitewater man sentenced in 2013 home invasion

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Gazette staff
Saturday, February 8, 2014

JANESVILLE – Christopher Kimps, who pleaded guilty last November to five felony charges in relation to a home invasion in the Town of Fulton, was sentenced to 33 years in prison Friday by Rock County Circuit Court Judge  Kenneth W. Forbeck.

Kimps was found guilty of armed robbery, felony theft of firearms, operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, felon in possession of a firearm and fleeing an officer.

On Jan. 11, 2013, Kimps and three others entered a home on West Miles Road in the town of Fulton, bound the residents with duct tape and beat the male resident. They demanded access to a safe containing guns, according to court documents.

They fled to Janesville in the couple's truck, loaded the guns into their car and drove to the Wisconsin Dells area. Police arrested them Jan. 14, 2013 after a foot chase near Wisconsin Dells.

Kimps will serve 23 years of supervision once his jail sentence ends.

Deputy District Attorney Perry Folts and Assistant District Attorney Jodi Dabson Bollendorf represented the State at sentencing. 

The co-defendants in the case are scheduled to be sentenced as follows:

            --Jesse Adams on March 4, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

            --Kayla Pearson on March 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

            --Sarah Buckingham on March 18, 2014 at 11 a.m.

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