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Beloit man killed during chase after Monroe robbery

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Holly Ann Garey/The Monroe Times
April 7, 2011
— Authorities identified a Beloit man as an armed-robbery suspect killed Tuesday when his minivan crashed near Juda in a high-speed chase with sheriff's deputies.

Jonathan E. Guadarrama, 25, Beloit, was among three men connected to the robbery of a Mexican grocery store in downtown Monroe at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Green County Sheriff's Office.


The other two suspectsóLuis E. Cruz, 30, and Luis E. Western, 34, both of Beloitówere being held at Green County Jail on charges of robbery, false imprisonment and battery.


Monroe Police Chief Fred Kelley said Guadarrama remained in the vehicle as one of the others took the owner of the Mexican grocery store to First National Bank and Trust in an attempt to force him to cash a check.


When officers approached Guadarrama, he sped away in the vehicle and led deputies on a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph eastbound on Wisconsin 11/81. He lost control of the minivan after swerving to avoid stop sticks, and was ejected as the minivan overturned several times.



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