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Wiegand sentenced to 13 years in Minnesota

A former Hudson man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday in Washington County (Minn.) Court for a shooting and car-jacking incident in Lake Elmo in 2003.

Zachary Wiegand, a 1995 Hudson High School graduate and son of a retired police officer, shot a woman and stole another woman's car on May 28, 2003, in Lake Elmo. He was convicted of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Wiegand is expected to face charges in St. Croix County in connection with an armored car robbery in Hudson May 29, 2003. Hudson police said more than $200,000 was taken in the heist at the old Citizens State Bank on Crest View Drive.

District Attorney Eric Johnson filed five felony counts against Wiegand March 5 including two counts of armed robbery and one each receiving stolen property, arson and driving without consent.

Johnson said Monday his office had started the process to transport Wiegand from Minnesota to St. Croix County.

Wiegand avoided arrest and lived without extravagance in Polk County, police said.

He was arrested Oct. 7 at the Wal-Mart parking lot in St. Croix Falls, where he worked. A gun found during a traffic stop in Minneapolis on May 5, 2008, was linked to Wiegand and the shooting of the Lake Elmo woman.