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Man indicted in Wichita Bank Robbery

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March 7, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. – A 59-year-old man has been charged with robbing a Wichita bank, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Donald R. Young, 59, is charged with one count of bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on Feb. 10, 2012, he robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 455 S. West Street in Wichita.

Young initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed Feb. 13, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Wichita. The complaint alleges he gave the teller a note saying, “I have a gun, remain calm, I only want 50s and 100s, do not sound any alarm or make a scene, no dye packs or bait bills, work as quickly as possible.”

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

OTHER INDICTMENTS

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

Amber Dawn Price, 25, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Nov. 4, 2011, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces 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 Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

Willie Marquis Halcrombe, Jr., 32, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Dec. 14, 2011, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on the crack charge, not less than 25 years and not more than life in federal prison to run consecutively to other sentences 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 $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The Topeka Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Duston Ray Young, 35, Woodward, Okla., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, one count of possession of methamphetamine, and one count of using a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, 2011, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm and the charge of possession of methamphetamine, and a penalty of not less than five years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of using a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The Topeka Police Department Patrol Division and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Dustin T. Bateson, 23, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Sept. 17, 2011, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

Stephen T. Mead, 30, Larned, Kan., is charged with one count of stealing cash and gift cards from the mail while he was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. The crime is alleged to have occurred from November 2010 to January 2011 in Saline County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Postal Service investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard 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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