Topeka Man Pleads Guilty To Two Armed Robberies
TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two armed robberies, including one in which he fired a shot into the ceiling, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.
Gary L. Gillom, 30, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty two counts of armed robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on June 26, 2016, he brandished a firearm while robbing the Arby’s restaurant at 1187 Southwest Gage in Topeka. He ordered restaurant employees to hurry with the cash and fired a round into the ceiling of the restaurant.
Gillom also admitted that on June 27, 2016, he brandished a firearm when he robbed the Long John Silver’s restaurant at 2746 Southwest Fairlawn in Topeka.
Gillom was arrested on June 29, 2016, after investigators identified a car used in the robberies.
Co-defendant Darien E. Fulton, 25, Topeka, Kan., was sentenced to six years in federal prison.
Gillom is set for sentencing Sept. 11. He faces a maximum penalty of up to 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
Beall commended the Topeka Police Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.