WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita, Kan., man who was arrested in Hutchinson in January after a standoff with police has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Justin L. Wolke, 30, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a stolen firearm. In his plea, he admitted that on Jan. 9, 2013, he fled when police officers attempted to stop his car. There was a warrant for his arrest on a parole violation charge. He ran into a residence at 806 N. Monroe in Hutchison. After a standoff lasting several hours, he was arrested. Police seized a rifle from him. They determined the rifle, a Romarm/Cugir, 7.62 x 39, was reported stolen from a residence in Wichita in October 2012.
Grissom commended the Hutchinson Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.