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District of Kansas

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Four Topeka Man Charged In Robberies

TOPEKA, KAN. – Four Topeka men have been charged in a series of commercial robberies, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Charged are:
Johnnie Lee McCall, 28, Topeka, Kan., who is charged with three counts of commercial robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm during robberies.
Jordan Christopher Lucas, 26, Topeka, Kan., who is charged with two counts of commercial robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery.
Alonzo Nathan Lax, 26, Topeka, Kan., who is charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm during robberies.
David Pierre Wigfall, 22, Topeka, Kan., who is charged with one count of robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery.

The indictment alleges that:
On Feb. 12, McCall and Lucas robbed the Dollar General store at 1001 SW Fairlawn Road in Topeka.
On Feb. 27, McCall, Lucas and Lax robbed the Baskin Robbins at 4400 SW 21st Street in Topeka. They allegedly brandished firearms during the robbery.
On March 1, McCall, Lax and Wigfall robbed Little Caesars at 2620 SW Sixth, Suite B, in Topeka. They allegedly brandished firearms during the robberies.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Commercial robbery: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
Brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence: A penalty of not less than seven years and not more than life and a fine to $250,000 pm each count.

The Topeka Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

Updated December 15, 2014