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Wichita Man Sentenced to 15+ Years
In Federal Prison for Five Robberies



January 4, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man has been sentenced to federal prison for committing robberies at five local businesses, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

James L. Simmons, Jr., 53, Wichita, Kan., was sentenced Wednesday to 188 months. He pleaded guilty to a series of five robberies in Wichita during which he threatened clerks with violence, including:

Harry Street Liquor, 3120 E. Harry, Nov. 10, 2010.
Tocs Coffeehouse, 1519 George Washington Boulevard, Nov. 16, 2010.
Quick Trip, 1610 E. Lincoln, May 14, 2011.
Dollar General Store, 2747 E. Boulevard Plaza, May 15, 2011.
Valero, 731 N. Ridge, May 24, 2011.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department for its work on the case.



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