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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 23, 2013

Topeka Man Sentenced For Armed Robbery

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for taking part in an armed robbery at a Little Caesars Pizza restaurant, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

David Pierre Wigfall, 28, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a robbery in which the robber brandished a firearm. In his plea, Wifgall admitted that on March 1, 2013, he drove a white Cadillac occupied by co-defendants Alonzo Nathan Lax, Johnnie Lee McCall and Jordan Lucas. At McCall’s direction, Lax agreed to rob Little Caesars Pizza at 2620 SW 6th Street, Suite B, in Topeka. Wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a black ski mask, Lax entered the restaurant, brandished a firearm and demanded money. A clerk saw him leave the restaurant and get into the passenger side of the Cadillac.

A few minutes later, officers of the Topeka Police Department found the Cadillac parked at a residence in the 1000 block of SW Plass and determined that it was registered to Wigfall. They kept watch on the car until he got in and drove away. When they stopped him they recovered a mask and coins from the robbery.

Co-defendants include:
Johnnie Lee McCall, who is set for sentencing Oct. 7.
Jordan Christopher Lucas, who is set for sentencing Oct. 28.
Alonzo Lax, who is set for sentencing Oct. 7.

Grissom commended the Topeka Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.