MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin announced that yesterday Kenny Furdge, 24, Madison, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Madison to armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during the robbery. Furdge admitted that he committed the armed robbery of Home Savings Bank in Stoughton, Wisconsin, on October 17, 2017, and that he brandished a firearm during the robbery.
As part of his plea agreement, Furdge also admitted that he robbed Bank Mutual in Portage, Wisconsin, on September 27, 2017. Although he was not charged in the indictment returned by the grand jury with this robbery, his stipulation that he committed this crime means it may be considered by the court in determining his sentence.
U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson scheduling sentencing for June 12, 2018. Furdge faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison on the armed bank robbery charge. He also faces a mandatory minimum penalty of seven years on the charge of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Federal law requires that any penalty imposed for this charge be served consecutive to any sentence imposed on the bank robbery charge.
Jay’von Flemming, 24, Madison, also was charged with committing the Stoughton bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during this crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. His trial is set for May 7 in U.S. District Court in Madison. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The charges against Flemming and Furdge are the result of an investigation by the Stoughton and Portage Police Departments, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson.