Janesville man gets five years in prison for battery, theft

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Gazette staff
Sunday, August 14, 2011
— A Janesville man was sentenced to five years of prison and five years of parole last week after being found guilty of beating a man and stealing his cell phone last August in downtown Janesville.

Taiwan L. Franklin, 22, was convicted robbery with use of force, second-degree reckless endangerment and misdemeanor battery.

On the reckless endangerment charge, Judge James Daley on Wednesday ordered Franklin to serve five years in prison and five years extended supervision, according to a news release from the Rock County District Attorney’s Office.

On the battery charge, Daley ordered one year of prison and one year of extended supervision to be served concurrently to the first sentence. Daley withheld sentencing on the robbery conviction and ordered Franklin, a repeat offender, to serve five years of probation after his prison sentences.

According to court documents, Franklin and another man last August punched, kicked and stomped a man after an argument at 215 S. River Road, Janesville. Franklin also stole the man’s cell phone.

Last updated: 6:07 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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