TAYLOR COUNTY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A Taylor County man is arrested in connection to an armed robbery that happened on Christmas Eve. The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office identified that man as 36-year-old Tommy Wilkes.

Around 6 pm Saturday, deputies got a report of a man entering a Cenex gas station on Main Street in the village of Gilman. It says that man, Wilkes, entered the building in dark clothing and was wearing gloves and a mask to cover his face.

Deputies say Wilkes pointed a handgun at the gas station clerk while demanding money, then left with it on foot. Investigators searched Wilkes’s home on Christmas before arresting him on December 24th, 2022, at 5:47 p.m.