Kansas City Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Armed Robbery of Jewelry Store, Illegal Firearms Offenses
KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for the armed robbery of a Kansas City-North jewelry store and for illegally possessing firearms.
Rowdy M. Offield, also known as Cody Longstreet or Randle Offenstein, 44, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple to 30 years in federal prison without parole.
Offield pleaded guilty on April 24, 2014, to the armed robbery of Crown Fine Jewelry, Inc., 303C N.E. Englewood Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Offield admitted that he entered the store on June 22, 2011, armed with a Sig-Sauer .22-caliber pistol, which he pointed at the owner. Offield demanded the owner take him back to the store’s safe, where he handed him two bags and demanded he fill them with the safe’s contents. The owner filled up the two bags with jewelry and coins from the safe. A store employee was heard knocking on the store’s back door, which caused Offield to flee from the store with the two bags filled with stolen jewelry and coins.
Offield also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms. According to court documents, Offield has sustained 12 felony convictions since 1993, almost all of which were for violent felonies. These include convictions for aggravated robbery, armed robbery, kidnapping, and escape.
Offield was arrested in a Kansas City, Mo., hotel room by police officers who found him hiding underneath the bed. Police officers also found a Sig-Sauer .22-caliber pistol and a Hi-Point 9mm rifle underneath the bed.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Michael Green. It was investigated by the FBI and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.