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Press Release

Wichita Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery

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

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man has been sentenced to 77 months in federal prison for bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Billy L. Wilson, 52, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on March 1, 2013, he robbed the Commerce Bank branch at 456 N. Main Street in Wichita. Wilson gave the teller a note saying he was robbing the bank and warning her that he had a gun. He took the money and left the bank.

After surveillance photos taken during the robbery were made public investigators received information identifying Wilson as the robber and saying he lived in an apartment complex in the 800 block of south Hydraulic. Law enforcement officers attempted to locate him and were able to speak to him briefly on the phone. Later that day, he turned himself in at the Sedgwick County Jail.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.

Updated December 15, 2014