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Olathe Man Charged With Bank Robbery
After Arrest At Gentlemen's Club

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July 13, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Ronald Huddleston, 63, Olathe, Kan., is charged with one count of aggravated bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. The crime is alleged to have occurred July 5, 2010, in Olathe, Kan.

Huddleston initially was charged July 6 in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. The complaint alleged Huddleston carried a handgun when he robbed the Enterprise Bank & Trust located in a Price Chopper store on North Parker in Olathe. He handed the teller a red Price Chopper bag and told her to put cash in it. He opened his blazer to show the clerk the handle of a gun in his waistband. When Huddleston drove away from the bank, a witness wrote down part of the number on the tag of the light blue Jaguar he was driving. He was arrested when detectives spotted the car at Bonita Flats on West 175th Street in Olathe.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Thomas Taylor, 36, Leavenworth, Kan., and Alicia Walton, 35, Leavenworth, Kan., are charged with one count of maintaining a residence in furtherance of drug trafficking at an apartment in Leavenworth, Kan. In addition, Taylor is charged with three counts of distributing crack cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in February and March 2012 in Leavenworth, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Distribution or possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million on each count.
Possession with intent to distribute marijuana: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.
Maintaining a residence in furtherance of drug trafficking: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $500,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than five years and not more than life, consecutive to any other sentence imposed, 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 Leavenworth Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

Ronald E. Schwensow, 60, Leavenworth, Kan., is charged with escaping from the U.S. Penitentiary Prison Camp in Leavenworth. The crime is alleged to have occurred June 21, 2011.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

Brett W. Ellis, 39, Gardner, Kan., is charged with two counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in January, March and April 2011 in Gardner, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 20 years on each of the counts of receiving child pornography and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession charge. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Gilbert Dewayne Baker, 58, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with failing to register as a sex offender as required by the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 14, 2010, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Jesus Rios-Zamora, 41, a foreign citizen who has been living in Kansas City, Kan., is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found May 17, 2012, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

Jose Gusman, 39, a citizen of El Salvador who has been living in Liberal, Kan., is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported.

If convicted he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Carlos Ivan Lasalde-Flores, 31, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Rondrell Robinson, 24, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 27, 2012, in Lenexa, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Rogelio Reynoso-Gomez, 27, a foreign citizen who has been living in Kansas City, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a alien illegally in the United States. The crime is alleged to have occurred June 22, 2012, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

Antonio Canales-Rivera, 29, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with illegally re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found June 19, 2012, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

James Christmas, 44, Olathe, Kan., is charged with possession of child pornography. The crime is alleged to have occurred Aug. 14, 2010, in Johnson County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Olathe Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Efrain Contreras-Cesareo, 25, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a alien illegally in the United States. The crime is alleged to have occurred June 22, 2012, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.
Gilmar Dagoberto Barrera-Rivas, 47, a citizen of Guatemala who has been living in Wichita, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found June 21, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Juan Manuel-Hernandez-Chavez, 36, a foreign citizen who has been living in Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of making a false statement on an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form, three counts of providing false information to the Social Security Administration in connection with his employment at Drywall Systems, Inc., and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Making a false statement on an I-9 form: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Making a false statement to the Social Security Administration: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years to run consecutively to the sentence on other counts and a fine up to $250,000.

Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson 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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