- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - A man charged in a series of robberies near the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus is set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing.

Jake Sizemore, 19, of Oshkosh is charged with robbery with use of force, two counts of misdemeanor battery and carrying a concealed weapon. Police said he was carrying a knife in his pocket when he was arrested Oct. 26 after an attempted robbery near the UWO campus. The student who was attacked by Sizemore was able to run away and notify authorities, they said.

Police have also tied Sizemore to an Oct. 20 robbery and beating of a UWO student, according to a criminal complaint. The student was approached by Sizemore, who was riding a bicycle, when he was leaving the Polk Library around 1 a.m., authorities said. Sizemore yelled at the student, and then punched him in the face and kicked him with steel-toed boots, according to the complaint, which said he then took off with the student’s backpack containing his laptop, books and wallet.

The two students who were assaulted, as well as a third student who was present during the attempted robbery on Oct. 26, identified Sizemore as the attacker, police said.

Police are also considering him a suspect in the Oct. 21 stabbing of two students during an attempted robbery, the complaint said.

Sizemore is being held in the Winnebago County Jail on $50,000 bond.

He’s expected to appear in court Thursday, Oshkosh Northwestern Media (https://oshko.sh/1tA0JGy ) reported. A message seeking comment was left with Sizemore’s attorney Wednesday morning.


Information from: Oshkosh Northwestern Media, https://www.thenorthwestern.com

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