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District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Kansas Man Indicted In Robbery, Attempted Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Prairie Village man was indicted Wednesday on charges he robbed a shoe store, and attempted to rob a credit union, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

 

John P. Gail, 49, Prairie Village, Kan., was charged with one count of commercial robbery, and one count of attempted robbery of a Credit Union. The indictment alleges that on Sept. 10, 2017, he robbed Payless Shoe Source at 4824 S. 4th Street in Leavenworth, Kan.

 

In addition, the indictment alleges that on Sept. 11, 2017, Gail attempted to rob the Community America Credit Union at 13590 S. Blackbob in Olathe, Kan.

 

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The FBI, the Leavenworth Police Department and the Olathe Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt is prosecuting.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

Ronald James McNeil, 25, Charlotte, N.C., and Rock Sarousse Lamartiniere, 24, are charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. The indictment alleges they used false identities to purchase cell phones at discounted prices from AT&T. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Aug. 31, 2017, in Johnson County, Kan.

 

If convicted, they face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the wire fraud count and two years (consecutive) and a fine up to $250,000 on the identity theft count. The Overland Park Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley 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 November 30, 2017