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Topeka Man Indicted On Bank Robbery Charge

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Oct. 3, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Topeka man has been indicted on a bank robbery charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Brandon Joseph Barrington, 20, Topeka, Kan., is charged with the Sept. 25, 2012, robbery of Community Bank at 2909 S.W. Topeka Boulevard in Topeka.

Barrington initially was charged in a sealed criminal complaint filed Sept. 26 in U.S. District Court in Topeka. The complaint alleges Barrington pulled a knife from his pocket and demanded a teller give him money. Officers of the Topeka Police Department spotted Barrington shortly after the robbery near Southwest 31st and Lincoln streets. Barrington was arrested after a foot chase. Investigators learned he had stolen a car prior to the robbery, which he had abandoned when it broke down near Southeast 29th and California streets.

If convicted, Barrington faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Topeka Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Jermaine L. Mosley, 30, Wichita, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Sept. 21, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Mosley initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed Sept. 21, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Wichita. An agent’s affidavit alleged Mosley was arrested in the parking lot of Denny’s restaurant at 4024 E. Harry when police responded to a report that two men were sitting in a Ford Focus with guns in their laps.

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

Gilberto Romero-Bailon, 30, who is not a citizen of the United States and who has been living in Kansas City, Kan., is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Sept. 10, 2012, in Johnson 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 investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask 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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