Jesse Lloyd


Chippewa County Judge James Isaacson had a message Thursday for a 23-year-old defendant sentenced to 20 years in prison.

“I think your actions have to have consequences,” Isaacson told Jesse R. Lloyd after imposing the sentence, which also included 15 years of extended supervision upon his release from prison.

In October, Lloyd was acquitted by a jury for his role in the March 2016 shooting death of 31-year-old Kenneth Patterson, but he was convicted of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Patterson’s body was found by a passer-by at 9 a.m. March 14, 2016, near the intersection of 83rd Avenue and 162nd Street, northeast of Chippewa Falls in the town of Eagle Point.

Patterson had been shot once in the right leg, with the shot striking a vein and damaging the artery, causing him to die of blood loss.

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