A Madison man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in federal prison for robbing two taxicab companies, one while armed, and a gas station, authorities reported.
Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson also sentenced Eric Clay, 29, to five years of supervised release after he serves his prison term, according to a statement from Scott C. Blader, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. Clay pleaded guilty to the charges on June 5, 2019.
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On Dec. 14, Clay and two accomplices robbed a Union Cab driver in Madison and several hours later they robbed a BP gas station in Sun Prairie. The next day, Clay and his accomplices robbed a Green Cab driver in Madison while armed.
Peterson said that Clay is a dangerous person and a “lengthy prison sentence [was] warranted to protect the public,” according to the statement from Blader.