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Western gets three years in robbery case
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MONROE - A Beloit man involved in a drug-related robbery last April in downtown Monroe that ended in the arrest of another man and the death of a third was sentenced to three years in prison and four years of extended supervision Tuesday, April 17, in Green County Circuit Court.Luis Enrique Western, 36, will serve only about two years of the prison sentence since he accumulated 379 days of sentence credit sitting in jail in the past year.According to the case against Western, as presented by District Attorney Gary Luhman:Western, who has a history of dealing and abusing drugs, rode along with two other Beloit men to Monroe to collect a drug debt for a dealer named "Primo" from the owner of the El Borrego grocery store in the 1000 block of 16th Avenue on April 5, 2011. Western was an informant for a Rock County drug agent at the time, but the trip was not at the agent's request.While the other two men, Luis Cruz and Jonathan Guadarrama, forced the store owner to cash a check at a nearby bank, Western kept watch at the grocery. A suspicious bank teller alerted police to the hold-up.