Monday, October 22, 2012

"Four Charged in Valley Center, Ks Bank Robbery" @ Federal Bureau of Investigation

WICHITA, KS—Three men and a woman have been charged with robbing the Intrust Bank in Valley Center, Kansas, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

A criminal complaint filed today in U.S. District Court in Wichita charged the following defendants with the October 18 robbery of Intrust Bank at 142 N. Ash in Valley Center. 

Henry J. Adams, III, Wichita, 31, Wichita, Kansas
Terry G. Revels, 49, Wichita, Kansas
Dlaney M. Nixon, 23, Valley Center, Kansas
Veronica K. Johnson, 34, Wichita, Kansas

An agent’s affidavit alleged Nixon and Revels entered the bank wearing ski masks and hoodies and carrying black bags. Johnson allegedly waited outside in a white Cadillac to act as a lookout. One of them yelled for the tellers to “get down, get down.” He pointed what appeared to be a black handgun at the tellers. The tellers complied and lay down on the floor. The robbers vaulted the counter and emptied the teller drawers of cash before fleeing the bank.

Responding officers located the white Cadillac near 81st North and West Street in Valley Center and chased the car for several miles before it stopped on Sheridan Court and the three male robbers fled on foot in different directions.

Nixon was arrested after a foot chase.

Officers lost track of Revels and conducted a sweep of the neighborhood until a homeowner contacted them. The homeowner said one of the robbers had broken into his house and tied up his 15-year-old son, stolen his cell phone, and threatened to hurt him. When the homeowner left work and returned to his house, Revels fled the house. Officers found Revels hiding in a pickup near 623 West Main and arrested him.

Adams and Johnson were arrested after officers stopped a blue Infinity near where the robbers abandoned the Cadillac.

The defendants will have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Wichita on Monday. If convicted, they each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge. Agencies that took part in the investigation include the FBI, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, the Valley Center Police Department, the Wichita Police Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Park City Police Department, the Maize Police Department, the Kechi Police Department, the Haysville Police Department, the Colwich Police Department, the Andale Police Department, the Mount Hope Police Department, and the State Parole Office.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct. 

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