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District of Kansas

Monday, June 2, 2014

Topeka Man Sentenced In Lawrence Armed Robbery


KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 57 months in federal prison in connection with an armed robbery in Lawrence, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Justin S. Alcorn, 30, Topeka, Kan. pleaded guilty to one count of robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on June 1, 2013, he took part in a robbery in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant at 4911 West 6th Street in Lawrence, Kan.

The victim went to the restaurant to sell the defendants two pounds of synthetic marijuana. After one of the defendants drew a gun, there was a fight and the victim ran into the restaurant to get help. While he was inside, Alcorn and the other defendants stole the synthetic marijuana and other items belonging to the victim.

Co-defendants are:
Mario A. King, 35, Topeka, Kan., who was sentenced to 84 months.
Jesse J. Forbes, Jr., 39, Topeka, who is awaiting sentencing.

Grissom commended the Lawrence Police Department and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug for their work on the case.

Updated December 18, 2014