Three arrested for robbing, hitting 79-year-old man with a hammer in Vilas County

PHELPS, Wis. (CBS 58) --- Three people were arrested after robbing and striking a 79-year-old man in the face with a hammer in Vilas County Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Police say it happened in the Township of Phelps. 

A 79-year-old man had just returned from a nearby Casino when he was met in his driveway by two individuals wearing masks. They demanded money and before the victim could hand over any money, one of the individuals struck the victim in the face with a hammer, according to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office.

Police say money was then taken from the victim and the suspects fled the scene.

Two suspects were identified and within 48 hours the suspects were apprehended. A third individual was later identified and was arrested in connection with the armed robbery.

The suspects arrested in this case (from left to right) are:

24-year-old Devon Brown. He was arrested for armed robbery, possession of schedule narcotic, battery, and bail jumping.

27-year-old Miles Krohn. He was arrested for armed robbery, resisting an officer, felony fleeing, battery, possession of methamphetamine, trespass to a dwelling, and probation violation.

24-year-old Autumn Williams. She was arrested for armed robbery, bail jumping, possession of drug paraphernalia, and probation violation.

Police say deputies from the Vilas County Sheriff's Office responded and processed the scene. The case was turned over to Vilas County Sheriff's Detectives Division. Evidence has been recovered and is being analyzed, as well as DNA evidence submitted to the Wisconsin Crime Lab.

Numerous agencies assisted with the case including: Eagle River Police Department, Watersmeet Police Department, and Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Police Department. 

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