2 Madison men face federal charges in connection with armed robbery at Stoughton bank

Two men accused of robbing a Stoughton bank and later crashing off the Beltline in Madison after fleeing police were indicted Wednesday, according to a news release.

Jeffrey Anderson, acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, said Jay’von Flemming, 24, and Kenny Furdge, 24, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of armed bank robbery and branding a firearm during a robbery.

Flemming and Furdge were arrested the day of the robbery, Oct. 17, and have been in custody since their arrest, authorities said.

Anderson’s office said as of Wednesday their initial appearance in federal court had not been set yet.

Stoughton police said the Home Savings Bank in Stoughton was robbed shortly before 1 p.m. According to the report, two men armed with handguns fled the bank headed west on Highway 51. Police pursued the vehicle out of Stoughton, through McFarland and into Madison. The vehicle turned off on Seminole Highway, onto the frontage road and crashed near a church just off the Beltline. The suspects fled on foot for a short distance and were taken into custody.

If convicted, Flemming and Furdge face 25 years in federal prison on the armed bank robbery charge, a mandatory minimum seven years on the charge of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and 10 years on the felon in possession charge. Federal law requires that any penalty on the brandishing a firearm charge be served consecutively to any sentence imposed on the bank robbery charge.

The charges against Flemming and Furdge are the result of an investigation by the Stoughton Police Department, Dane County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.