A 29-year old Bay City man was sentenced to spend nine years in prison for robbing Freedom Valu Center in Hudson last year.
Jason S. Kearns pleaded guilty to armed robbery in St. Croix County Court in June. He was sentenced Thursday to serve nine years in prison and eight years of supervised release.
On Aug. 5, 2012, Kearns walked into the gas station at about 5:24 a.m., displayed a handgun and demanded money, Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen said at the time.
When police arrived, officers saw Kearns riding a motorcycle at high speed toward Minnesota. Officers pursued Kearns to the intersection of Highways 5 and 36 in Stillwater, where he was taken into custody without incident.
Police found a Freedom Valu Center bag with money at the scene along with a BB gun. Police also discovered that Kearns was riding a motorcycle that was reported stolen out of Inver Grove Heights on July 31, 2012.
Kearn’s sentence will run concurrently with a four-year sentence he is currently serving being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the Pioneer Press, Kearns is also accused of robbing a SuperAmerica store in Ellsworth, Wis.