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Wichita Man Sentenced To 19+ Years
On Bank Robbery, Firearms Charges



April 16, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison on bank robbery and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Raymond L. Rogers, Wichita, 29, Kan., was sentenced to 234 months in federal prison. In December, Rogers was convicted in a jury trial on one count of bank robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Rogers was one of three men who robbed Equity Bank in Wichita on Dec. 1, 2010. They entered the bank with their faces covered and wearing hooded sweatshirts. Two of them were brandishing firearms. They collected money from tellers’ drawers and the banks’s vault before fleeing in stolen cars.

The robbers drove to an apartment complex at 5400 E. 21st, where they stopped their car and fled on foot. They were taken into custody at the apartment complex.

Co-defendants include:
David Hollis, III, who was sentenced to seven years in federal prison.
Shelan D. Peters, who was sentenced to 97 months. Peters was shot during the chase after the bank robbery.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.



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