LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN (WXOW)-- At Tuesday's preliminary hearing, Judge Todd Bjerke found probable cause to move forward with trial for DuJuan Jackson.
Jackson is the 18-year-old charged in connection with an armed robbery that happened October 5. Jackson faces two felony charges: armed robbery with the use of force and armed burglary as party to a crime. He is one of four teens charged in the incident.
According to police, on October 5, four armed suspects entered a home on 5th Avenue South in La Crosse. The occupants of the residence, including a 7-year-old girl, were held at gunpoint while the suspects stole electronics, cash and marijuana.
Jackson, along with the four others charged in the connection with the robbery, claim affiliation with a gang that calls themselves "The Get Money Boys." According to police, the gang claims to steal from known drug dealers.
An investigator who testified at Tuesday's hearing, says a confidential informant spoke to DeAaron Appleton, one of the other suspects, and that information led them to Jackson.
"During this conversation, the C.I. [confidential informant] stated to me that DeAaron had specifically told the C.I. that DuJuan Jackson had entered the residence, stolen a firearm and was now attempting to sell the firearm to some of his friends," said Andrew Rosenow, an investigator with the La Crosse Police Department.
Jackson chose to stand mute in court, so Judge Bjerke entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. He is currently free on a $2,500 cash bond.
The other two teens, 17-year-old DeAaron Appleton and 18-year-old Areschial Page, did not have attorneys as of Tuesday morning. They are currently in custody on $25,000 cash bonds. The fourth suspect is a minor.
Appleton and Page will be in court December 13 for their preliminary hearing on charges in connection with this robbery. Appleton was also charged in connection with another robbery last month.
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