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Federal Indictment Returned in Topeka Bank Robbery

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 08, 2010
  • District of Kansas (316) 269-6481

WICHITA, KS—Tramaine Mondale Beadles, 28, has been charged with robbing a Topeka bank, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

The indictment alleges that on Oct. 19, 2010, Beadles robbed the Kaw Valley State Bank and Trust at 1944 N. Topeka Boulevard in Topeka.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Topeka Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

Other Indictments

A federal grand jury meeting in Wichita, Kansas, also returned the following indictments:

Kevin C. Chapin, 42, Inman, Kansas, is charged with receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet. The crime is alleged to have occurred from May 18, 2009, to March 26, 2010, in McPherson County, Kansas.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Newton Police Department and the McPherson County Sheriff’s Office investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.

Raymond L. Rogers, 28, Wichita, Kansas; David L. Hollis, III, 28, Wichita, Kansas; and Shelan D. Peters, 29, Wichita, Kansas, are charged with one count of bank robbery, one count of brandishing firearms during a bank robbery, and one count of unlawful possession of firearms after felony convictions.

The defendants initially were charged Dec. 3 in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita. The complaint alleged that on Dec. 1, 2010, the three men robbed the Equity Bank at 555 N. Webb Road in Wichita.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge, a penalty of not less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of brandishing a firearm in a crime of violence, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawfully possessing a firearm. The Wichita Police Department and the FBI investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

Quinton Thomas, 24, is charged with one count of bank robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

Thomas initially was charged Dec. 3, 2010, in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita. The complaint alleged that on Nov. 30, 2010, he robbed the Carson Bank at 4641 E. Douglas in Wichita.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge, a penalty of not less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of brandishing a firearm in a crime of violence, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawfully possessing a firearm. The Wichita Police Department and the FBI investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

Ramon A. Garcia-Bojorquez, 26, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of unlawfully transporting illegal aliens in the United States and one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Nov. 18, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

The indictment alleges Garcia-Bojorquez transported nine illegal aliens from Mexico in a Dodge minivan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of smuggling aliens and a maximum penalty of two years and a fine up to $250,000 on the re-entry charge. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Rose Linda Perez-Arres, 38, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. She was found Nov. 8, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Jose Raul Lopez-Cartagena, 30, a citizen of El Salvador, is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported, one count of aggravated identity theft, and one count of using fraudulent documents to work in the United States. He was found Dec. 1, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000 on the re-entry charge, a mandatory two years to run consecutively to other sentences and a fine up to $250,000 on the identity theft charge, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the document charge. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Manuel A. Munoz-Rivas, 28, a citizen of El Salvador, is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by an illegal alien. The crime is alleged to have occurred Oct. 22, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250, 000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Luis Raul Renteria-Lopez, 27, a citizen of Mexico, Juan Carlos Gutierrez, 21, Wichita, Kan., Fernando Garcia-Escobar, 25, Wichita, Kan., and Ramiro Avila, 28, Wichita, Kan., are charged with drug trafficking crimes. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Sept. 29, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Renteria-Lopez is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by an illegal alien. Guiterrez and Garcia-Escobar are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Avila is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

  • Unlawful re-entry: A maximum penalty of two years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
    Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $1 million.
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Wichita Police Department investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Chad Sublet is prosecuting.

Enrique Mendoza-Gonzalez, 33, Bakersfield, California, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 19, 2010, in Ellis County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $4 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

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