Wichita Man Sentenced, Partner Pleads Guilty In Gas Station Robberies
WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 15 years in federal prison for robbing two Wichita gas stations, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Also Tuesday, a co-defendant in the same case pleaded guilty.
Roy E. Walls-Guiden, 29, Wichita, Kan., was sentenced Tuesday to 188 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to two counts of robbing a commercial establishment.
Demon L. Anderson, 27, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of robbing a commercial establishment.
In their pleas, the defendants admitted that on Dec. 4, 2015, they 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, Walls-Guiden pointed a .40 caliber handgun at him. Then 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.
Anderson is set for sentencing Sept. 20. He faces a penalty of up to 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
Beall commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.