October 22, 2014

Federal Indictment: Topeka Man Robbed Convenience Store

TOPEKA, KS—A Topeka man was indicted Wednesday in federal court here on a charge of robbing a convenience store, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Wesley Lavern Harris, 25, Topeka, Kan., was charged with one count of robbery. The indictment alleges that on Sept. 25, 2014, he robbed the Kwik Shop at 102 S.W. 37th Street in Topeka. He is alleged to have stolen cash and Kansas Lottery tickets.

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 Jared Maag is prosecuting.


Ramiro Madrigal, 19, Kansas City, Kan., and Armando Rodriguez, Jr., 19, Kansas City, Kan., are charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and one count each of traveling from Nevada to Kansas in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Oct. 15, 2014, in Thomas County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $4 million on each of the first two counts and a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the third count. The Kansas Highway Patrol investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

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