Suspect in Grand Marsh State Bank robbery charged

Police: Randy Paulson was arrested in Illinois

Published On: Jul 17 2013 05:54:22 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

The man who robbed Grand Marsh State Bank July 3 is charged with armed bank robbery and showing a firearm for the furtherance of a crime of violence, according to a release.

The indictment alleges Randy Glenn Paulson, 55, of Friendship, robbed the Grand Marsh State Bank, in Grand Marsh and that he brandished a firearm during the robbery.

Paulson was charged in a complaint that alleged he entered the bank armed with a handgun that he pointed at the tellers and announced, “This is a robbery.”

The complaint also alleged that after getting cash from the bank teller, Paulson approached a customer and demanded her car keys, according to the release. The complaint alleges the customer did not respond to Paulson and a teller volunteered her car keys, which Paulson took and left the bank.

Paulson was arrested in Illinois July 11 and is currently in custody.

If convicted, Paulson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on the bank robbery charge, and a mandatory minimum of seven years to a maximum of life in prison on the brandishing a firearm charge, according to the release.

Paulson made an initial appearance in federal court July 11 and his arraignment is scheduled for Friday.