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Indictment: Wichita Man Robbed Same Store
Two Times in Eight Days

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April 1, 2014

WICHITA, KAN. - A federal grand jury in Wichita today returned an indictment charging a Wichita man with three robberies, including two only eight days apart at a Valero gas station, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Ricky Price, Jr., 20, Wichita, Kan., is charged with five counts, including:

  • Robbing the Valero gas station at 851 S. Meridian on Jan. 11, 2014.
  • Robbing the Valero gas station at 851 S. Meridian on Jan. 19, 2014.
  • Brandishing a firearm during the Jan. 19 robbery.
  • Robbing the Harry Grocery and Smoke Shop at 324 W. Harry on Feb. 27, 2014.
  • Discharging a firearm during the Feb. 27 robbery.

                 
Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Robbery: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
Brandishing a firearm: Not less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000.
Discharging a firearm: Not less than 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The FBI and the Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 Oscar R. Alvardo, 35, Downey, Calif.; Brayan A. Osuna-Gutierrez, 21; and Julio Sanchez, Jr., 19, Downey, Calif., are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute approximately four kilograms of methamphetamine and one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 17, 2014, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

 An affidavit filed in the case alleges a Sedgwick County Sheriff Deputy stopped the men’s car on I-35. The drugs were discovered hidden beneath molding in the back of the vehicle.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $4 million on the possession charge, and a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the other count. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

Silvia Clemente-Rojo, 41, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with two counts of using false documents to be employed, seven counts of aggravated identity theft, two counts of misusing a Social Security number, three counts of making false statements to the U.S. government, one count of aiding the fraudulent production of an identification document, and one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. She was found Feb. 27, 2014, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

 Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Using false documents: A maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory consecutive two-year sentence and a fine up to $250,000.
Misusing a Social Security number, making a false statement to the U.S. government: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.
Aiding the fraudulent production of an identification document: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawfully re-entering the United States; A maximum penalty of two years and a fine up to $250,000.

 The Kansas Department of Revenue and Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

 Micha A. Scott, 25, Wichita, Kan., is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition 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 March 12, 2014, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

 If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, and a penalty of not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the other count. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett is prosecuting.

 Colton Schalk, 24, Arkansas City, Kan., is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm or ammunition after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in December 2013 and February 2014, in Cowley County, Kan.

 If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million on each drug count and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each firearm charge. The Arkansas City, Kan., Police Department investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs is prosecuting.

 Alvin Harris, 55, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of possessing a stolen firearm, and one count of stealing a firearm from a federally licensed dealer. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 25, 2014, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession charge, and a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the theft charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett is prosecuting.

Jose Amador-Bonilla, 27, a citizen of Nicaragua, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found March 14, 2014, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

 Jesus Guereque-Lozoya, 50, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found March 10, 2014, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

 If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Aaron Ramirez-Saucedo, 28, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully entering the United States. He was found March 26, 2014, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

 If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison 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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