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Wichita Man Indicted
On Charge of Attempting to Rob Dollar General

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Feb. 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Wichita man was indicted today on a federal charge of attempting to rob a Dollar General store, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Emanuel Goines, 46, is charged with a Feb. 10, 2014, attempted robbery at Dollar General, 2020 E. 21st, in Wichita, Kan. Goines initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed Feb. 12 in U.S. District Court in Wichita. An affidavit alleges that on Feb. 10, 2014, officers were working on a special detail in response to an increase in commercial robberies. Two officers in an unmarked car saw Goines enter the Dollar General store at 2020 E. 21st North. When marked cars responded, Goines ran from the store. Officers found him hiding beneath a truck in the 2200 block of North Piatt.

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

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Justin Johnson, 38, and Penny Johnson, 37, the owners of Timberview Construction in Lenexa, Kan., are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The indictment alleges they diverted the proceeds of a loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration for purchases that were not part of the stated purpose of the loan. It also alleges they laundered proceeds of the crime through wire transfers to bank accounts they controlled.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on the bank fraud charge, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the money laundering charge. The Small Business Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board – OIG, the U.S. Secret Service and the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

 John Lee Cline, 48, Halstead, Kan., is charged with a Jan. 21, 2014, robbery of the Intrust Bank at 3932 W. 13th North in Wichita, Kan.

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

Tomas Zepeda, Jr., 34, and Shawna Lynn Mathis, 31, are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 11, 2014 in Thomas County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

Thomas Lee Wohlford, 31, Wichita, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 11, 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. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster 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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