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UPDATE: 2 Black River Falls men charged with armed robbery, 1 arrested

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Jackson County (WQOW) -
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says Treyton Laufenberg, 17, of Black River Falls has been taken into custody.

Laufenberg was in court on Thursday where a $10,000 cash bond was set. He is also ordered not to have contact with the Holiday gas station or The Corner Store in Black River Falls.


Jackson County (WQOW) - Armed robbery charges have been filed against two men accused in a pair of Jackson County robberies.

Jessie Blankenship, 25, and Treyton Laufenberg, 17, both from Black River Falls, each face one count of armed robbery with use of force.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says one of the robberies happened on Friday at the Holiday gas station on North Water Street.

More: Authorities seek suspects of armed robberies

Officials say the men showed a handgun and knife and threatened an employee. A customer walked in on the robbery and called 911. That is when the suspects ran.

Someone tipped off police after they overheard Laufenberg discussing the robbery at the Holiday gas station as well as his possible involvement in another armed robbery in Black River Falls on November 21.

Police believe both robberies are connected.

The witness said Laufenberg referenced fleeing from the state.

Arrest warrants have been issued for both suspects.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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