Wichita Man Sentenced In Gas Station Robberies
WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to six years in federal for robbing two Wichita gas stations, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.
Demon L. Anderson, 27, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to two counts of robbing a commercial establishment. In his plea, he admitted that on Dec. 4, 2015, he and a co-defendant robbed a Valero gas station at 248 S. Hillside in Wichita. They entered the store while the clerk was outside and began taking cash and cigarettes. When the clerk returned, the co-defendant pointed a .40 caliber handgun at the clerk and the defendants fled the store.
Later that same night, the defendants tried to rob a Petro America gas station at 2838 W. Central in Wichita. The defendants did not know that a police officer had set up surveillance on the store and called for backup when he saw the defendants enter. The defendants were arrested at the scene.
In July, co-defendant Roy E. Walls-Guiden of Wichita, Kan., was sentenced Tuesday to 188 months in federal prison.
Beall commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.