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Wichita Man Pleads Guilty To Robbery at Dollar General

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

WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita man pleaded guilty in federal court in Wichita Thursday to a robbery charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Eric Emmanuel Dear, 23, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of commercial robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on July 27, 2014, he robbed the Dollar General Store at 2747 E. Boulevard Plaza in Wichita.

He entered the store about 10:25 a.m., approached the cash register and demanded money. He carried what appeared to be a handgun in his right hand. During the robbery, he touched the counter with his left hand. Fingerprints taken from the counter were matched to three fingers on his left hand. No firearm was recovered.

Sentencing is set for May 7. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of 57 months in federal prison. Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. David Lind for their work on the case.

Updated February 19, 2015