Mickelson's attorney, Sue Falch, says the judge sentenced her client to 10 years in prison with five years of extended supervision imposed and stayed with six years probation for the Armed Robbery charge. He may never have to serve the full sentence, but Falch says "having 10 years of prison hanging over your head is a big incentive to stay sober." She says Mickelson technically received the prison sentence on the Bail Jumping charge.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The man convicted in a pharmacy robbery will serve time in prison.
The public defender representing Donald Mickelson, 41, of Eau Claire says he will serve 18 months in prison and four years on supervision. Mickelson's sentencing hearing was Monday in Eau Claire. He was convicted of Armed Robbery With the Use of Force in August. Other charges were dismissed. Police say Mickelson went into the Value Center Pharmacy on Clairemont Avenue in April with a gun and demanded medication. Investigators later found that Mickelson had a toy gun, and had left the store with two bottles of Ritalin.
Court records show that Mickelson also pleaded guilty to Bail Jumping on Monday. If Mickelson doesn't meet the conditions of his supervision, he could go to prison for ten years.