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Two Texas men indicted for bank robbery in Kansas

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. – A federal grand jury in Wichita returned an indictment charging two men in connection with a bank robbery. 

According to court documents, Demond M. Johnson, 18, and Ryan D. Smith, 25, both of Houston, Texas, are charged with one count of bank robbery. The defendants are accused of robbing Credit Union of America on South Ridge Road in Wichita, Kansas, on October 17, 2023. 

If convicted, each faces up to 20 years in prison. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Wichita Police Department are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ola Odeyemi is prosecuting the case.


Timothy Daniel Luker, 35, of Wichita was indicted on one count of distribution of child pornography. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force are investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Gordon is prosecuting the case.

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An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated March 13, 2024

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