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FDL Man Sentenced For Microtel Inn Robbery

The 23-year-old Fond du Lac man who robbed the Microtel Inn & Suites last August has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Fond du Lac County Judge Peter Grimm Tuesday also sentenced Ryder Klaassen to 15 years of extended supervision to be followed by 5 years of probation. District Attorney Eric Toney says Klaassen was trying to keep a heroin addiction going. He says Klaassen was using one to two grams of heroin a day. He says it was a drug or opioid-fueled crime. Toney says the judge took into account the traumatic impact on a motel employee that was threatened with what was thought to be a handgun, but was actually a BB gun. He says the judge sent a clear message that this type of behavior won’t be tolerated even if someone is addicted or abusing heroin or opioids. Toney says Judge Grimm handed down a good sentence.