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Two more sentenced in 2013 home invasion and robbery

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Gazette staff
March 6, 2014

JANESVILLE—A man and woman involved in the violent robbery of a town of Fulton couple last year were sentenced to prison this week in Rock County Court.

Jesse D. Adams, 23, of 719 Kenwood Ave., Beloit, pleaded guilty to armed robbery, theft of firearms and felon in possession of a firearm, all as repeat offenses.

Judge Richard Werner sentenced Adams to 33 years in prison followed by 23 years of extended supervision. The sentences are consecutive to a sentence previously imposed in Walworth County.

Kayla L. Pearson, 22, of 1910 N. Lexington Drive, Janesville, pleaded guilty to armed robbery, felony theft of firearms and false imprisonment, all as party to the crime.

Werner sentenced Pearson to 18 years in prison followed by 13 years of extended supervision.

The crimes were committed Jan. 11, 2013. Adams and Christopher A, Kimps, 25, now of the Waupun Correctional Institution, entered the home wearing masks and brandishing guns, bound the couple with duct tape, forced the man to open a gun vault and stole numerous firearms, jewelry and money, according to the criminal complaint.

Adams and Kimps used victims' pickup truck to transport the stolen property from the scene.

Pearson earlier had stayed at the victims' home and helped plan the robbery. Pearson was present when Adams and Kimps were dropped off at the victims' home and when they fled with the stolen property.

Adams, Pearson, Kimps and a fourth co-defendant, Sarah Buckingham, were apprehended three days later after a chase in the Wisconsin Dells area.

Kimps was previously sentenced to 33 years in prison followed by 23 years of extended supervision.

Buckingham is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, March 18.



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