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District of Kansas

Monday, June 16, 2014

Firearm Conviction, Arrest RecordSend Wichita Man To Federal Prison For 10 Years

WICHITA, KAN. - A federal judge in Wichita cited a defendant’s long criminal record in sentencing him Monday to 10 years in prison on a firearm violation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Thomas Lee Wohlford, 32, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following felony convictions.

U.S. District Court Judge Monti L. Belot said in court records that Wohlford “has been involved in the criminal justice system on a more or less continuous basis since age 15,” and “has no respect for the law.”

In his plea, Wohlford admitted he was arrested Feb. 11, 2014, at a Quick Trip at 1610 E. Lincoln. Police were called to the scene by a man whose car had been stolen. The man told police he had spotted Wohlford putting gas in the stolen vehicle. Police arrested Wohlford and seized a .22 caliber handgun from the car.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster for their work on the case.
Updated December 15, 2014