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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 13, 2020

Wichita Man Drove Getaway Car In Series of Robberies

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man pleaded guilty today to driving the getaway car in a series of commercial robberies, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Shaiquille Harris, 26, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to four counts of robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. In his plea, Harris admitted participating in robberies at the following stores:

  • Kwik Shop, 710 W. 29th, Wichita, Kan.
  • Kwik Shop, 3959 S. Hydraulic, Wichita, Kan.
  • Kwik Shop, 3601 E. 47th South, Wichita, Kan.
  • QuikTrip, 2821 E. 31st South, Wichita, Kan.

 

Harris admitted that in each case he drove and a co-defendant entered the store to commit the robbery.

 

Co-defendant Brelen VonFange, 28, Wichita, Kan., is awaiting trial.

 

Sentencing for Harris is set for April 13. He could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each robbery count and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge. 

 

McAllister commended the FBI, the Wichita Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind for their work on the case.

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Violent Crime
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Updated January 13, 2020