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Monday, September 11, 2017

Topeka Man Sentenced For Two Armed Robberies

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 90 months in federal prison for two commercial 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.


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.

Updated September 11, 2017