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Christmas robbery gets prison time
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The man accused of robbing Stop-N-Go in Platteville on Christmas night was sentenced to four years prison and four years extended supervision.

Carmille Kalvin Nelson, 19, Chicago, pleaded no contest to an armed robbery charge in Grant County Circuit Court in Lancaster April 19.

Nelson faced a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and $100,000 fine.

Nelson was accused of robbing the Stop-N-Go at North Water Street and East Madison Street on Christmas around 9 p.m.

Nelson fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, a bank bag, and an unopened bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, according to police.

Jamil Malik Ware, 20, Chicago, was arrested in Dubuque Jan. 18. Ware was alleged to be the suspect who was waiting outside the store while Nelson committed the robbery inside the store, according to police.

Police said an “observant community member” provided information that led to Ware’s identification and Nelson’s arrest on an unrelated case in Dubuque Dec. 26.

However, the charge against Ware was dismissed Feb. 2. According to court records, Ware’s attorney, Jeremiah Meyer-O’Day, claimed the criminal complaint didn’t show that Ware was directly involved with the robbery or knew that Nelson was going to rob the store.