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Jury finds Keepers Guilty

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Sparta, WISCONSIN (WXOW) - A Baraboo man is convicted of robbing a gas station and then leading law enforcement on a high speed chase.

Thursday, a jury fond Anthony Keepers, 27, guilty of several charges including Armed Robbery with Use of Force and Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

In October, 2012, Keepers walked into the Sparta Travel Center at 4105 Theater Road, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and demanded money and cigarettes.  The clerk complied and Keepers left without harming the clerk.

A few minutes later, a Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy saw Keepers driving on Highway 16. When the officer tried to pull him over, he took off at speeds in excess of 125 mph along Highway 16.

The chase went for several miles before Keepers crashed his car into a field near the intersection of Highways 16 and 162 near Bangor.

When officers searched the car, which was stolen from the Wisconsin Dells area, they found a handgun, the stolen money and cigarettes, burglary tools, and other stolen items.

Keepers is expected to be sentenced in September.

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