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Three men arrested for brass knuckles

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Gazette staff
September 18, 2009
— Three men from northern Wisconsin were arrested at a convenience store near Janesville on Tuesday after sheriff’s deputies found all of them in possession of brass knuckles.

Deputies were alerted by a customer at the Kwik Trip, 3123 S. Highway 51, that a man was sleeping in the back seat of a vehicle with a dog, and a handgun could be seen on a front seat.


Deputies investigated around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and arrested three men who were traveling in the vehicle:


-- Christopher A. Benz, 27, of Hixton, on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation. Deputies report confiscating a pot pipe and a loaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun.


-- Carl E. Hansen, 40, of Hixton, on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.


-- Bucky J. Ewers, 33, of Black River Falls, who had been sleeping in the back seat, was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and receiving stolen property.


Deputies found license plates in the car that had been taken from the garage of a Janesville woman.


The men were held at the Rock County Jail with court hearings scheduled on Thursday.


The case remains under investigation.



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