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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Federal Indictment: Two Men Robbed Convenience Store in Topeka

TOPEKA, KAN. – Two Topeka men were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of robbing a convenience store, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

 

Marsoleno Devon Ryland, 34, and Christopher Allen Bush, 26, both of Topeka, are charged with one count of commercial robbery. The indictment alleges that on Feb. 2, 2017, they robbed Casey’s General Store at 600 S.E. Rice Road in Topeka.

 

If convicted, they face up to 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 GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

 

Marquell D. Hill, 31, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of commercial robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.

 

The indictment alleges that Hill brandished a Model AP9 handgun on March 2, 2017, when he robbed the Family Dollar at 2201 E. Central in Wichita.

 

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the robbery charge, not less than seven years on the brandishing charge, and up to 10 years on the other charge. The Wichita Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

 

James Carter Heard, Jr., 45, Junction City, Kan., is charged with one count of failing to register as required by the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

 

He faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

 

Henry D. McKnight, 20, who is in custody at the Shawnee County Jail, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Dec. 24, 2016, in Topeka, Kan.

 

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Slinkard is prosecuting.

 

Tyler D. Vickery, 22, who is in custody in the Shawnee County Jail, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 21, 2017, in Topeka, Kan.

 

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

 

 

Troy M. Shields, 45, and Chas W. Summerville, 28, both of whom are in custody at the Shawnee County Jail, are charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Feb. 21, 2017, in Topeka, Kan.

 

If convicted, each of them faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard 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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Updated March 8, 2017