A man who Madison police said is a suspect in the shooting death of another man outside a South Side convenience store was indicted Wednesday on federal charges for robberies in Wausau that happened after the homicide.
Curtis J. Langlois, 37, confessed to police in Wausau to a homicide outside a Madison convenience store just after midnight on Aug. 2, according to a criminal complaint filed in Marathon County Circuit Court. That was when Kendrith Young, 33, of Waukesha, was shot outside the 7-Eleven, 2703 W. Beltline, police have said.
When he made the confession, Langlois was being questioned by Wausau police after his arrest for robberies at a Family Video store on Aug. 2 and the Fast Break Mobil gas station on Aug. 7, both in Wausau, the Marathon County criminal complaint states.
An indictment issued Wednesday by a federal grand jury charges Langlois with the same armed robberies, along with two counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, causing a false statement to be made to a federally licensed firearms dealer and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A woman with whom Langlois was living in Wausau, Holly Antijunti, 27, was indicted on a charge of making a false statement to a firearms dealer when she claimed not to be buying a 9mm semi-automatic handgun on behalf of another person.
The indictment alleges that Antijunti was the straw purchaser of the gun on Langlois’ behalf.
Langlois has not yet been charged with Young’s murder, despite the confession mentioned in the Marathon County criminal complaint. Another man, Dametrius A. Reeves, 27, was charged in a criminal complaint unsealed last week with first-degree intentional homicide. He was arrested in Indianapolis.
The complaint against Reeves states that Young and another man, Rodney Lemon Jr., were at a South Side bar and were followed to the 7-Eleven by two men, one of them Reeves. The complaint doesn’t mention Langlois by name. Lemon was wounded in the shooting.
The complaint states that surveillance video at the 7-Eleven showed the shooting, and video from the bar showed the same men later seen at the 7-Eleven at the bar. Reeves was identified by name by bar staff, the complaint states.
If convicted on the federal charges, Langlois faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the armed robbery charges. He also faces a mandatory minimum of seven years, and up to life imprisonment, on the first firearm brandishing charge, and a mandatory minimum of 25 years on the second. The brandishing sentences would be served consecutive to any armed robbery sentences.
The false statement charge carries up to five years in prison, and the firearm possession charge carries up to 10 years.
Antijunti faces up to five years in federal prison.