Man gets year in prison for Whitewater robbery

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Kevin Hoffman
Thursday, September 22, 2011
— One of three people accused last year of robbing a man in the elevator of a Whitewater apartment building was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison.

Charleston Smith, 23, also was ordered to serve four years probation and undergo anger management after police said he and two others struck a man in the head and took his money in September 2010.

Smith pleaded guilty in June to felony strong-armed robbery and battery.

Whitewater police said Smith, Dupree Fletcher, 25, and Jimmy Lee Williams, 23, attacked a man at 375 N. Harmony Lane, near UW-Whitewater's campus.

All three were students at the university, but it's unclear whether they still are enrolled.

Both Williams and Fletcher were found guilty during a jury trial this spring, but they have not yet been sentenced, according to court records.

Attorneys for both men filed motions asking a judge to declare a mistrial. They also demanded material relating to any deals reached between the state and witnesses, including Smith.

Sentencing for Fletcher and Williams was put on hold, and a motion hearing is scheduled for January.

Last updated: 6:17 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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