Police Make Arrest in Armed Robbery

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Michelle Phillips
Chris A. Hines

MIDDLETON–Middleton police in conjunction with Madison police arrested a man they say is responsible for an armed robbery in Middleton on Aug. 8.

Chris A. Hines, 60, of Middleton was arrested in Madison on Aug. 20 at his place of employment. Hines was identified as a suspect and taken into custody after physical evidence at the scene, Today’s Trends Salon at 6670 University Ave., was processed by authorities. When police confronted him at work, Hines admitted to the crime.

Hines has a history of robbery convictions and was on parole for an armed robbery he was convicted of committing on Feb. 9, 2009. He was paroled on July 1, 2018. In addition, Hines was convicted on Jan. 1, 1987 of armed robbery and paroled three years later on Jan. 26, 1990. In August 2000, he was convicted of robbery with the threat of force. He was paroled on May 17, 2005 for that conviction. Hines returned to prison on a parole violation for possession of drug paraphernalia on July 18, 2006, and served three and a half months, getting released in November of that year.

Hines was booked into the Dane County Jail on Tuesday, and charged with armed robbery and probation violation.

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