UPDATED: Madison men appear in court for Randolph robbery
RANDOLPH – Two Madison men made their initial appearance in court Monday for allegedly robbing a Randolph man Saturday afternoon in an alley in the village of Randolph.
Casheon M. Beal, 21, is charged with theft and possession of narcotics. Beal could face up to 13 ½ years in prison and a $35,000 fine if convicted of the two offenses. Torrence M. Rodgers, 19, is charged with theft and could face 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
Both men appeared before Dodge County Court Commissioner Steven Seim. Beal was placed on a $2,500 cash bond. He shall not have any direct or indirect contact or communication with the victim. He may not use, possess or control any controlled substance or drug paraphernalia nor be in the presence of anyone who does. Rodgers was placed on a $500 cash bond. He also He shall not have any direct or indirect contact or communication with the victim.
According to the criminal complaint, police were dispatched to the alley near Williams Street at 2:15 p.m. A Randolph man reported two men had robbed him. According to the victim, physical force was used to take money from him. No weapons were displayed and threats of weapons were not made.
The man told police that he knew Rodgers and that he came to Randolph so they could go out to lunch, according to the criminal complaint. However while they were riding in the car, the Randolph man pulled out some cash to determine what to spend on his meal and Rodgers took the cash from his pocket. The man said that they pulled into the alley. He was punched in the stomach and head before being knocked to the ground.
The victim was able to provide a description of the vehicle the suspects were driving and the license number for the vehicle.
According to the criminal complaint, a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper located the vehicle on Highway 151 near Columbus and it was stopped near Sun Prairie. The victim’s cell phonewas found inside the vehicle. Money, believed to belong to the victim, lso was recovered. During the search, a small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle.
Both suspects were taken into custody and booked into the Dodge County Jail.
Randolph police were assisted by town of Fox Lake Police, city of Fox Lake Police, Wisconsin State Patrol and Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.
Preliminary hearings for both men are scheduled for June 27.