Posted at 3:40 p.m. on June 1, 2018
The Brillion News
APPLETON – The Outagamie County district attorney’s office laid a felony charge of robbery of a financial institution against a 31-year old Town of Brillion man.
Wesley D. Cox, of Center Road west of the City of Brillion, was ordered held by the sheriff in lieu of $50,000 cash bond.
Court Commissioner Brian Figy ordered the next proceedings to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Outagamie County Justice Center.
The Appleton Police Department arrested Cox shortly after the bank robbery in downtown Appleton 0n Tuesday afternoon, May 29.
The robbery was reported at 3:53 p.m. at the Chase Bank in the 200 block of W. College Avenue.
About 15 minutes later, a man and woman were taken into custody after a patrol officer stopped the suspect vehicle in the 900 block of W. Grant Street. A witness had given police a description and partial license plate of the getaway vehicle.
The woman taken into custody was interviewed and later released. Her name has not been made public.
There are also current, pending charges of petty theft against Cox in Brown County, with an initial court appearance set for Commissioner’s Court on July 18.
State records show that a Wesley D. Cox, with the same date of birth, was sentenced in Dane County in 2006 to three years in state prison for two counts each of robbery with the use of force and second-degree recklessly endangering safety. The endangering safety counts were dismissed but read into the record at sentencing.