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UPDATE: BRF armed robbery suspect held on $10K bond

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UPDATE - Black River Falls armed robbery suspect, 17-year-old Treyton Laufenberg, is now held on $10,000 bond following a Thursday afternoon Jackson County Court appearance.

Treyton Laufenberg (17)

Laufenberg appeared via video conference without an attorney.

Laufenberg is scheduled for an initial appearance on December 9.

UPDATE - One of two people wanted by authorities in a pair of armed robberies is now in custody.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office Captain Adam Olson said that Treyton Laufenberg is now in custody.

Details of his arrest are expected later on Thursday.

Authorities are still looking for the other suspect, Jessie Blakenship, for his role in two armed robberies in Black River Falls in November.

Jessie Blankenship (25)

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WQOW) - Armed robbery charges have been filed against two men wanted in a pair of Jackson County robberies.

Jessie Blakenship, 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.

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.

Photo from authorities showing person of interest in armed robbery of the Corner Store 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.

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