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January 14, 2015

Topeka Man Indicted in Bank Robbery

TOPEKA, KS—A Topeka man was indicted Wednesday on a federal bank robbery charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Kirk Mychale Sexton, 26, who is currently in custody, was charged with one count of bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on Jan. 9, 2015, he robbed the Equity Bank at 3825 Southwest 29th Street in Topeka, Kan.

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.

OTHER INDICTMENT

Zennie Lee Vasser, 31, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of robbing a commercial business.

The indictment alleges that on June 4, 2014, Vasser robbed the Check Into Cash at 3711 SW Plaza Dr., in Topeka.

If convicted, Vasser 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.

Carissa A. Nestor, 34, Blue Rapids, Kan., is charged with one count of theft of mail by a postal employee.

The indictment alleges the crime occurred from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, 2014, while she worked for the post office in Marysville, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

Rodolfo Lopez, 30, Fayetteville, Ark., and Juan R. Torres-Arambula, 25, Louisburg, Kan., are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 8, 2015, in Shawnee County, Kan.

An affidavit filed in the case alleges the defendants were stopped near Interstate 70 and Tallgrass Road with approximately 35 pounds of methamphetamine.

The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

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

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