2 men sentenced in connection to Waunakee robbery
Two men were sentenced in connection to the robbery of the Summit Credit Union in Waunakee on Aug. 29.
Court officials said that Tyree Anthony Walker, 33, of Madison, was sentenced to 151 months in prison for his role in the robbery. Walker pleaded guilty to the bank robbery on Feb. 17.
Gregory Calvin Taylor, 41, of Fitchburg, was sentenced to 235 months in prison for the robbery and for possessing a firearm as a felon, officials said.
The federal judge denied defense counsel’s request and ordered Taylor’s 235-month federal prison sentence to be served consecutive to his Wisconsin parole revocation sentence.
Authorities said that Taylor entered the Summit Credit Union in Waunakee, wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun.
A customer was trying to leave the credit union, but Taylor forced him to return at gunpoint, police said. They said Taylor then jumped the teller counter and proceeded to steal money from the teller drawers. Taylor then left the credit union and entered the getaway car driven by Walker, police said.
The pair were spotted by law enforcement driving away from Waunakee and Walker led the police on a high speed, 10-mile chase, with speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, on the West Beltline Highway.
Walker exited the Beltline and then both Walker and Taylor ran from the stopped vehicle, police said.
Law enforcement pursued the defendants on foot and apprehended both after a brief chase.
The charges against Taylor and Walker were the result of an investigation conducted by the Waunakee Police Department, Dane County Sheriff’s Department, Madison Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Timothy M. O’Shea and Munish