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June 23, 2010

GARDEN CITY MAN INDICTED IN TWO ARMED ROBBERIES


WICHITA, KAN. – Henry L. Scott, 23, Garden City, Kan., is charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in January 2010 in Finney County, Kan.

The indictment alleges on Jan. 8, 2010, Jones carried a .357 caliber revolver when he robbed the Kwik Shop at 1102 Campus Ave., in Garden City, Kan. On Jan. 20, 2010, Scott again carried a .357 caliber revolver when he robbed the Food Mart at 1505 W. Buffalo Jones Ave., in Garden City, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Armed robbery: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence: A penalty of not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS



A federal grand jury meeting in Wichita, Kan., also returned the following indictments:

David Iraeta-Paz, is charged with transporting 10 illegal aliens from Guatemala in the United States. The indictment alleges Iraeta-Paz was driving a Toyota minivan carrying the aliens when he was arrested June 15, 2010, in Russell County, Kan.

Also charged are:
Guadalupe Minera-Reyes, 39, a citizen of Guatemala, who is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported.
Cornado Mercedes-DeJesus, 19, a citizen of Guatemala, who is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported.
Douglas Gill-Morales, 29, a citizen of Guatemala, who is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported.
Fernando Perez-Ramirez, 33, a citizen of Guatemala, who is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported.
Macedonio Duenas-Rojas, 28, a citizen of Guatemala, who is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported.
Elmer Gomez-Sanchez, 20, a citizen of Guatemala, who is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States.
Jose Suriano-Ramirez, 18, a citizen of Guatemala, who is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States.
Heidy Perez-Solares, 24, a citizen of Guatemala, who is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Transporting illegal aliens in the United States: A maximum penalty of five years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawfully re-entering the United States after deportation: A maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawfully re-entering the United States: A maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Story L. Gotti, 36, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of possession with intent to unlawfully distribute anabolic steroids. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 25, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, a penalty of not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $500,000 on the steroid charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

Joe Hector Galindo, 20, Dodge City, Kan., is charged with one count of threatening a witness in an official proceeding. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 1, 2010, in Ford County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Chad Sublet is prosecuting.

Omar Reyes-Osorio, a citizen of Mexico, 25, is charged with one count of misusing a Social Security number to be employed at National Beef Packing Co., Inc., one count of misusing a Social Security number, two counts of using false documents to be employed in the United States, one count of making a false statement on an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form, one count of making a false statement to the United States government and two counts of producing a false identification document. The crimes are alleged to have occurred May 31, 2007, in Ford County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Using false documents to be employed: A maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Making a false statement on an I-9 form, making a false statement to the United States government, a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Misusing a Social Security number: A maximum penalty of five years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Producing a false identification document: A maximum penalty of 15 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Daniel Gene Meade, 28, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and one count of unlawful possession of body armor after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 5, 2010, in Saline County, Kan.

He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearms charge, and a maximum penalty of three years and a fine up to $250,000 on the body armor charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

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