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      Sentencing in 2012 armed robbery handed down

      The man arrested and charged with the robbery of a Marinette, Wisconsin business in May of 2012 has been sentenced to prison.

      On May 31, 2012, police were called to the Valucare Pharmacy, located at 1435 Main Street in Marinette, for an armed robbery in progress.

      The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, and was located a short time later by authorities. The driver led police on a high speed chase through the city of Marinette, eventually losing control of the vehicle on Highway 64 at Rhems Road in Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

      In January of 2013, Jason Charles Baker of Peshtigo pled no contest to armed robbery, fleeing and eluding police, and 1st degree recklessly endangering safety. With the pleas, other charges against him were dropped.

      At his sentencing on July 23, 2013, Baker received concurrent sentences for the various crimes. He will serve a sentence of ten years in prison on the armed robbery plea and is eligible for an earned release only after serving the initial time. After that, he will serve five years of extended supervision.

      On the second plea of fleeing and eluding police, Baker received a sentence of one year in prison, with two years extended supervision. On the third charge, Baker will serve a two year sentence for the first degree reckless endangerment charge, with two years extended supervision.