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May 28, 2014

Two Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robberies of Businesses in Topeka

TOPEKA, KS—Two men were sentenced Tuesday for robberies at Topeka businesses, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Quartez Norwood, 32, Topeka, Kansas, was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery.

Henry Lavelle Davis, 41, Topeka, Kansas, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery.

In his plea, Norwood admitted that:

  • On July 29, 2013, he robbed the EZ Payday Advance at 2613 S.W. 21st Street in Topeka.
  • On August 3, 2013, he robbed the Family Dollar at 2616 S.E. 6th Street in Topeka.
  • On August 3, 2013, he brandished a firearm during the robbery at the Family Dollar.

In his plea, Davis admitted that:

  • On July 25, 2013, he robbed the Check Into Cash at 3711 S.W. Plaza Drive in Topeka.
  • On July 29, 2013, he robbed the EZ Payday Advance at 2613 S.W. 21st Street in Topeka.

Co-defendants include:

  • Xavier Leron Sims, 26, Topeka, Kansas, who was sentenced to 35 months
  • Robert Wayne Redmond, 42, Topeka, Kansas, who is set for sentencing July 14
  • Henry Earl Sirvira, 45, Topeka, Kansas, who is awaiting trial

Grissom commended the Topeka Police Department, the FBI, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.

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

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