Watertown Teen Charged With Robbing Beaver Dam Gas Station

(Beaver Dam) A Watertown teen is charged with using peppery spray while robbing a Beaver Dam gas station. Avery Bence is facing a felony count of Robbery with Use of Force and a misdemeanor charge of Battery. According to the criminal complaint, Bence and a second suspect entered the businesses on North University Avenue in November. Bence allegedly used peppery spray on the store clerk and took several packs of cigarettes. The incident was captured on video surveillance and Bence was reportedly identified by a school resource officer and a relative. When questioned, Bence allegedly admitted to his actions. If convicted, the 17-year-old faces over 15 years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for April 19th.