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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Indictment: Defendant Left Fingerprint While Robbing a Quik Trip

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was indicted Wednesday on charges of robbing a Quik Trip, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Samuel L. Vliet, 25, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of committing a robbery at a commercial establishment. In court documents, investigators allege that on July 18, 2018, Vliet was wearing a red bandana over his mouth when he entered a Quik Trip at 110 S. Rock Road in Wichita. He told a store employee, “Give me all the money in the register.”

Later, police lifted fingerprints from a door that the store employee said the robber touched as he left. A forensic examination using the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) matched the fingerprint to Vliet.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Rodebaugh is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Gregory Ojeda, 30, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with escaping custody. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 13, 2018, while Ojeda was serving home confinement at a residence in Kansas City, Kan., after being convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

If convicted, she faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

 

 Venancio Santiago-Marcelino, 43, who is not a U.S. citizen and who has been living in Mission, Kan., is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after twice being deported. He was found July 12, 2018, in Johnson County Kan.

 

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask 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 August 2, 2018