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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

Friday, October 12, 2018

Wichita Man Charged In Bank Robbery

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was charged in federal court today with robbing a local bank earlier this week, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Brent Allen Drees, 50, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of bank robbery. A criminal complaint and affidavit alleges that on Oct. 9 Drees robbed the Conway Bank at 121 E. Kellogg. Drees was wearing a baseball cap and jeans when he entered the bank and gave a teller a note saying, “Give me $3,000 and you won’t get hurt.”

Investigators identified Drees as a suspect and arrested him on Oct. 11.

Drees was released from Bureau of Prisons custody in July 2017 after serving a 46-month sentence for bank robbery.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

Updated October 12, 2018