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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Indictment: Colorado Man Robbed Bank in Manhattan, Kan.

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Colorado man already serving time for a bank robbery in Arkansas was indicted here Wednesday on charges he robbed a bank in Manhattan, Kan., U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

 

Kenneth Wayne Fisher, Jr., 41, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., is charged with one count of bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 26, 2015, Fisher robbed Sunflower State Bank at 2710 Anderson Ave. in Manhattan.

 

A few months after the Manhattan robbery, Fisher was arrested in California. He was extradited to Arkansas to face charges of robbing a bank in Bentonville, Ark., on Aug. 28, 2015. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced earlier this month to more than eight years in federal prison for the Arkansas robbery.

 

The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

 

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

Ryan Andrew Rivera, 21, Lawrence, Kan., is charged in a superseding indictment with three counts of using a child to produce child pornography, one count of distributing child pornography, and one count of committing the crimes while required to register as a sex offender. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in January 2016 in Lawrence, Kan.

 

If convicted, he faces not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years on each of the first three counts, and not less than five years and not more than 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the distribution count, and not less than five years on the charge of committing a crime against a minor while being required to register as a sex offender. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

 

 Raphael J. Richmond, 26, Topeka, Kan., was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction, and one count of unlawful possession of a stolen firearm. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in June and August 2017 in Shawnee County, Kan.

 

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison on each count 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 September 20, 2017