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Kansas City Man Guilty of Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A federal jury convicted a Kansas man of one count of bank robbery and one count of use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

According to court documents, and evidence presented at trial, Davonte Chaney, 30, of Kansas City was found guilty of robbing Truity Credit Union, 2221 West 31st Street, in Lawrence. In September 2021, Chaney entered the bank, pointed a semi-automatic gun at the employees, and instructed them to get down on the ground.

“Chaney’s criminal actions in order to get money subjected people who were making an honest living to a violent, terrifying ordeal,” said Duston Slinkard, U.S. Attorney. “The strong evidence collected by law enforcement investigators along with the convincing arguments prosecutors put before the jury, secured a conviction so that the victims’ suffering will not go unpunished.” 

A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. Sentencing is scheduled for August 16.

The Lawrence Police Department and the FBI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S.  Attorneys Trent Krug and Faiza Alhambra prosecuted the case.


Updated April 29, 2022

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