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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 7, 2017

Wichita Man Sentenced For Armed Robbery Spree

WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 11 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

 

Brandon V. Wells, 23, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty in April to five counts of robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery.

 

In his plea, Wells admitted to the following robberies:

  • Jan. 27, 2017, Circle K, 1250 S. Rock Road, Wichita.

  • Jan. 28, 2017: O’Reilly Auto Parts, 4818 E. Lincoln, Wichita.

  • Jan. 30, 2017: O’Reilly Auto Parts, 4636 S. Broadway, Wichita.

  • Feb. 4, 2017: O’Reilly Auto Parts, 4130 W. Central, Wichita

  • Feb. 5, 2017: O’Reilly Auto Parts, 3220 N. Rock, Wichita.

 

During the robberies, Wells and an accomplice threatened employees with a weapon and demanded money. The firearm charge is tied to a Feb. 6, 2017, robbery at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 3109 E. Pawnee.

 

Beall commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.

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Violent Crime
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Updated August 7, 2017