Federal Bank Robbery, Firearm Charges Filed Against Three Wichita Men
WICHITA, KAN. - Federal bank robbery and firearm charges were filed Tuesday against three Wichita men, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.
The defendants are:
Raishat McGill, 34, Wichita, Kan., one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in relation to the robbery.
Andre Bryant, 29, Wichita, Kan., one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in relation to the robbery.
Elijah Shelton, 25, Wichita, Kan., one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in relation to the robbery.
An investigator’s affidavit filed in the case alleges that on June 13, 2016, three men robbed the Carson Bank at 4641 E. Douglas in Wichita. At about 10:30 a.m., two of the robbers entered the bank brandishing firearms and shouting orders to bank employees. One of the defendants shouted: “If you guys don’t open up in 30 seconds, I’m shooting.” The defendants forced two bank employees to enter codes to open a vault. The robbers seized cash from the vault and fled from the bank.
Police spotted the robbers’ car in the 800 block of South Martinson and followed until the robbers ran from the car on foot and were arrested.
If convicted, the defendants face a penalty of up to 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge, and not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge. The Wichita Police Department, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.